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Re: [Taler] (docs) "incomplete" gnunet installation OK?

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [Taler] (docs) "incomplete" gnunet installation OK?
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 11:14:05 +0100
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On 12/2/20 10:27 AM, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:
> I'm reading README from gnunet-0.14.0.tar.gz and it appears a
> "full" installation requires quite a few manual steps after
> doing "make install" to make things setuid.  Also there are
> prior steps involving the "gnunetdns" group.  All in all, these
> depart significantly from the usual "make && sudo make install"
> that users have come to expect from GNU software.  My question:
> (a) Does GNU Taler require a "full" GNUnet installation?

Indeed: No. None of the group setup or setuid-foo is required / needed.

> My understanding is that GNU Taler requires libgnunetutils and
> its header(s) only, so i expect the answer to be "no", in which
> case i can document a simple "make && sudo make install".  This
> would result in a non-completely-functional GNUnet, but a fully
> functional libgnunetutils (and header(s)) for use by GNU Taler.
> Is that sufficient?  If not, what am i missing?

We also need libgnunetpq, libgnunetsq, libgnunetjson and a few others of
these libs. So what is crucial is that the
libpq/libjansson/libmicrohttpd dependencies (some of which are optional
for GNUnet itself) are installed before configure'ing GNUnet.

> BTW, this message should be signed as usual.  Apparently Emacs
> 27 selection of the signer is a bit more involved than for 26.
> Oh well, the price of progress.... :-D

I got it with a valid signature :-)

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