In line with the manpage, curl-config --libs should only provide the necessary
library flags for the linker in order to compile software with libcurl. Also
with this change, we match what the pkg-config file provides.
curl-config --version didn't output the correct version string (bug
introduced in commit 0355e33b5f), and unfortunately the test
case 1022 that was supposed to check for this was broken.
This change fixes the test to detect this problem and it fixes the
The curl-config now features a --built-shared command line option that
will output 'yes' or 'no' depending if the build process was asked to
build shared library/libraries or not.
It is primarily made to offer more details to the test suite to know
what kind of stunts it can expect to work.
Here's a stab at a consolidation of the SSL detection heuristics into
configure. Source files aren't changed by this patch, except for setup.h and
the various config*.h files. Within the configure script, OPENSSL_ENABLED is
used to determine if SSL is being used or not, and outside configure,
USE_SSLEAY means the same thing; this could be even further unified some day.
Now, when SSL is not detected, configure skips the various checks that are
dependent on SSL, speeding up the configure process and avoiding complications
with cross compiles. I also updated all the architecture- specific config
files I could see, but I couldn't test them.
to compile libcurl stuff without any prior knowledge:
$cc $flags $libs -o example example.c
Or if you prefer, the oh-so-cool single-line version:
`curl-config --cc --cflags --libs` -o example example.c