[cryptography] NaCl Documentation?
nicolai-cryptography at chocolatine.org
Mon Mar 11 12:59:00 EDT 2013
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 07:22:50AM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is anyone aware of documentation for NaCl?
There are C and C++ examples on the website, organized on the left side,
by topic. e.g.:
> There also does not appear to be a mailing list:
You're not the first person to ask about this. :)
Dan recently said on twitter that the boring-crypto list would be most
> A newbie question (if you have experience with the library): how does
> one (1) specify a compiler; and (2) execute the self tests. Executing
> `$ CC=gcc; ./do` appears to have hung.
I haven't looked into this but it appears the default compiler specified
by NaCl is gcc. Have a look at "nacl-20110221/okcompilers/c". Changing
options to clang, I can see clang processes in the output of `top`, and
clang log entries in "nacl-20110221/build/$host/log". Compiling with
clang appears to fail in the same spot for me as gcc, since OpenBSD
unfortunately lacks EPROTO.
So since you want gcc, the official installation instructions should
bunzip2 < nacl-20110221.tar.bz2 | tar -xf -
> (The `do` script has some `echo` statements, but I have not gotten any
You won't get feedback for a while. After beginning the do script, you
can tail -f nacl-20110221/build/$host/log to see progress.
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