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		    Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library
                             Version 1.8

       Copyright (C) 1989,1991-2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       Copyright (C) 2012-2018 g10 Code GmbH
       Copyright (C) 2013-2018 Jussi Kivilinna

    Libgcrypt is free software.  See the file AUTHORS for full copying
    notices, and LICENSES for notices about contributions that require
    these additional notices to be distributed.


    Libgcrypt is a general purpose crypto library based on the code
    used in GnuPG.  Libgcrypt depends on the library `libgpg-error',
    which must be installed correctly before Libgcrypt is to be built.
    Libgcrypt is distributed under the LGPL, see the section "License"
    below for details.

    Build Instructions

    The download canonical location for libgcrypt is:

    To build libgcrypt you need libgpg-error:

    You should get the latest versions of course.

    After building and installing the libgpg-error package, you may
    continue with Libgcrypt installation as with allmost all GNU
    packages, you just have to do

       make check
       make install

    The "make check" is not required but a good idea to see whether
    the library works as expected.  The check takes some while and
    prints some benchmarking results.  Before doing "make install" you
    probably need to become root.

    To build libgcrypt for Microsoft Windows, you need to have the
    mingw32 cross-building toolchain installed.  Instead of running a
    plain configure you use

      ./ --build-w32
      make install

    By default this command sequences expectsd a libgpg-error
    installed below $HOME/w32root and installs libgcrypt to that
    directory too.  See the code for details.

    The documentation is available as an Info file (  To
    build documentation in PDF, run this:

      cd doc
      make pdf

    Mailing List

    You may want to join the developer's mailing list by sending mail with a subject of
    "subscribe" to  An archive of this
    list is available at .

    Configure options
    Here is a list of configure options which are sometimes useful
    for installation.

                     With this option a "make check" will take really
                     long due to extra checks for the hash algorithms.

                     Enable the integrated malloc checking code. Please
                     note that this feature does not work on all CPUs
                     (e.g. SunOS 5.7 on UltraSparc-2) and might give
                     you a bus error.

                     Do not use assembler modules.  It is not possible
                     to use this on some CPU types.

                     Libgcrypt tries to build a library where internal
                     symbols are not exported.  This requires support
                     from ld and is currently enabled for a few OSes.
                     If you know that your ld supports the so called
                     ELF version scripts, you can use this option to
                     force its use.  OTOH, if you get error message
                     from the linker, you probably want to use this
                     option to disable the use of version scripts.
                     Note, that you should never ever use an
                     undocumented symbol or one which is prefixed with
                     an underscore.

                     If not otherwise specified, all algorithms
                     included in the libgcrypt source tree are built.
		     An exception are algorithms, which depend on
		     features not provided by the system, like 64bit
		     data types.  With these switches it is possible
                     to select exactly those algorithm modules, which
		     should be built.  The algorithms are to be
                     separated by spaces, commas or colons.  To view
                     the list used with the current build the program
                     tests/version may be used.

                     Don't let configure test for the endianness but
                     try to use the OS provided macros at compile
                     time.  This is helpful to create OS X fat binaries.

                     Include support for a global random daemon and
                     build the daemon.  This is an experimental feature.

                     Prepend EXTRA_PATH to list of CPU specific
                     optimizations.  For example, if you want to add
                     optimizations forn a Intel Pentium 4 compatible
                     CPU, you may use
                     Take care: The generated library may crash on
                     non-compatible CPUs.

                     Force the use of the random gathering module
		     NAME.  Default is either to use /dev/random or
		     the auto mode.  Possible values for NAME are:
		       egd - Use the module which accesses the
			     Entropy Gathering Daemon. See the webpages
			     for more information about it.
		      unix - Use the standard Unix module which does not
			     have a very good performance.
		     linux - Use the module which accesses /dev/random.
			     This is the first choice and the default one
			     for GNU/Linux or *BSD.
                      auto - Compile linux, egd and unix in and
                             automagically select at runtime.

                     Include support to check the binary at runtime
                     against a HMAC checksum.  This works only in FIPS
                     mode and on systems providing the dladdr function.

                     Disable support for the PadLock engine of VIA
                     processors.  The default is to use PadLock if
                     available.  Try this if you get problems with
                     assembler code.

                     Disable support for the AES-NI instructions of
                     newer Intel CPUs.  The default is to use AES-NI
                     if available.  Try this if you get problems with
                     assembler code.

                     Some code is too complex for some compilers while
                     in higher optimization modes, thus the compiler
                     invocation is modified to use a lower
                     optimization level.  Usually this works very well
                     but on some platforms these rules break the
                     invocation.  This option may be used to disable
                     the feature under the assumption that either good
                     CFLAGS are given or the compiler can grok the code.

    Build Problems

    If you have a problem with a certain release, please first check
    the Release-info URL given in the NEWS file.

    We can't check all assembler files, so if you have problems
    assembling them (or the program crashes) use --disable-asm with
    ./configure.  If you opt to delete individual replacement files in
    hopes of using the remaining ones, be aware that the configure
    scripts may consider several subdirectories to get all available
    assembler files; be sure to delete the correct ones.  Never delete
    udiv-qrnnd.S in any CPU directory, because there may be no C
    substitute (in mpi/genereic).  Don't forget to delete
    "config.cache" and run "./config.status --recheck".  We got a few
    reports about problems using versions of gcc earlier than 2.96
    along with a non-GNU assembler (as).  If this applies to your
    platform, you can either upgrade gcc to a more recent version, or
    use the GNU assembler.

    Some make tools are broken - the best solution is to use GNU's
    make.  Try gmake or grab the sources from a GNU archive and
    install them.

    Specific problems on some machines:

      * IBM RS/6000 running AIX

	Due to a change in gcc (since version 2.8) the MPI stuff may
	not build. In this case try to run configure using:
	    CFLAGS="-g -O2 -mcpu=powerpc" ./configure

      * SVR4.2 (ESIX V4.2 cc)

        Due to problems with the ESIX as(1), you probably want to do:
            CFLAGS="-O -K pentium" ./configure --disable-asm

      * SunOS 4.1.4

         ./configure ac_cv_sys_symbol_underscore=yes

      * Sparc64 CPUs

        We have reports about failures in the AES module when
        compiling using gcc (e.g. version 4.1.2) and the option -O3;
        using -O2 solves the problem.


    The library is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser
    General Public License (LGPL); see the file COPYING.LIB for the
    actual terms.

    The helper programs as well as the documentation are distributed
    under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL); see the
    file COPYING for the actual terms.

    The file LICENSES has notices about contributions that require
    that these additional notices are distributed.


    See the file AUTHORS.

    Commercial grade support for Libgcrypt is available; for a listing
    of offers see .

    Maintenance and development of Libgcrypt is mostly financed by
    donations.  We currently employ 3 full-time developers, one
    part-timer, and one contractor.  They all work on GnuPG and
    closely related software like Libgcrypt.  Please visit to see out how you can help.

  This file is Free Software; as a special exception the authors gives
  unlimited permission to copy and/or distribute it, with or without
  modifications, as long as this notice is preserved. For conditions
  of the whole package, please see the file COPYING.  This file is
  distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
  WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law; without even the implied