Compiling gnutls on android

Simon Josefsson simon at
Sat Feb 18 13:01:24 CET 2012

supanerd <zaki at> writes:

> Thanks for answering. Could you be more specific on what "C stuff" u used for
> the porting please :)?

The compiler I used was the Android NDK:

The software I helped port was GnuPG, although I focused only on the
gnulib aspect.  Still, that brief experience with the Android NDK
left me with the impression that porting other C libraries, like GnuTLS,
shouldn't be that much of a problem.


> Simon Josefsson-2 wrote:
>> supanerd <zaki at> writes:
>>> HI, i have been wanting to compile Gnutls for android, but it seems that
>>> no
>>> one has taken interest in such a task as there is almost nothing on the
>>> internet about this. May i know if anyone here has ever tried this? What
>>> are
>>> the challenges and difficulties that may potential arise?
>> It should be possible, I did some porting of other gnulib-using C stuff
>> to Android and while there were problems, they are usually solvable with
>> some tweaking.  I would start by getting the dependencies to build (gmp,
>> nettle, libtasn1) and then try with GnuTLS as well.
>> /Simon
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