Introduction to libtasn1

libtasn1 is a highly portable C library that encodes and decodes DER/BER data following an ASN.1 schema.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libtasn1 Dependencies


GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and Valgrind-3.22.0

Installation of libtasn1

Install libtasn1 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you did not pass the --enable-gtk-doc parameter to the configure script, you can install the API documentation using the following command as the root user:

make -C doc/reference install-data-local

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: This parameter is normally used if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation. It is broken for this package due to the use of a long deprecated gtk-doc program that is no longer available.


Installed Programs: asn1Coding, asn1Decoding and asn1Parser
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libtasn1

Short Descriptions


is an ASN.1 DER encoder


is an ASN.1 DER decoder


is an ASN.1 syntax tree generator for libtasn1

is a library for Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and Distinguish Encoding Rules (DER) manipulation