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

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 13 08:24:35 UTC 2020

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 12:09:27AM -0800, Brett Cornwall via arch-general wrote:
> 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?

"chrono-date" could maybe work as an alternative name?

I'm unsure why this is in [arch-general] and not [arch-dev-public] :)

Morten Linderud
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