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Curl bin/ dir containing other stuff

  • 1.  Curl bin/ dir containing other stuff

    Posted 02-13-2018 04:17

    Hi there,
    When installing curl, i.e. 7.52.1_b006.170926, I found other than curl related binaries in the curl bin/ directory, namely:

    k5srvutil kadmin kdestroy kinit klist kpasswd krb5-config kswitch ktutil kvno

    which on my Linux laptop belong to package krb5-workstation.

    Then xml related binaries

    xml2-config xmlcatalog xmllint

    which on my Linux laptop belong to package libxml2.

    Could anybody explain what the rationale here is?

    Thanks a lot, Manfred



  • 2.  RE: Curl bin/ dir containing other stuff

    Posted 02-13-2018 05:38

    Hi Manfred,

    These binary files were used to build curl with certain options and then they were included to the build to avoid the errors connected with the options that can use these libraries.

    Thanks,
    Sergey



  • 3.  RE: Curl bin/ dir containing other stuff

    Posted 02-13-2018 06:16

    Hi Sergey,
    Thanks for your quick reply.

    So when curl was installed these additional binaries can be used as the icing of the cake.

    I’m a bit reluctant to make those binaries available when installing curl. Because, if Rocket decides to leave them out in some future release of curl then those who are used to utilize those binaries will have bad luck.

    So I’m uncertain how to proceed. What do you think?

    Best, Manfred