The package can be downloaded from several places, including:
The latest version is stored in a file, e.g., ‘gsasl-1.7.0.tar.gz’ where the ‘1.7.0’ value is the highest version number in the directory.
The package is then extracted, configured and built like many other packages that use Autoconf. For detailed information on configuring and building it, refer to the INSTALL file that is part of the distribution archive.
Here is an example terminal session that downloads, configures, builds and install the package. You will need a few basic tools, such as ‘sh’, ‘make’ and ‘cc’.
$ wget -q ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsasl/gsasl-1.7.0.tar.gz $ tar xfz gsasl-1.7.0.tar.gz $ cd gsasl-1.7.0/ $ ./configure ... $ make ... $ make install ...
After that gsasl should be properly installed and ready for use.
configure options may be relevant, summarized in the
--disable-server, the function will return an error code.
For the complete list, refer to the output from