[arch-general] "date" C++ library packaging

Brett Cornwall brett at i--b.com
Thu Feb 13 08:09:27 UTC 2020

Waybar [1] just had an update where it pulled in a project called 
"date" [2]. I'm hesitant to package this under the name "date" since 
GNU coreutils shares a binary with that name. But this isn't a totally 
obscure library.

Should I persuade upstream to change the name? Should I package it under 
another name? Or should I lay claim to the unused "date" package name 
and go on with my life?

[1] https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/waybar/
[2] https://github.com/HowardHinnant/date
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 248 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/attachments/20200213/04d46c0a/attachment.sig>

More information about the arch-general mailing list