[aur-general] libwww in [community]

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 18:47:04 EDT 2014

On 16/03/14 06:25 PM, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Hello,
> I wonder whythe libwww packages still remain in [community].
> 1. It is a library, and
> 2. no other package depends on it. Even perl-libwww apparently does not.
> Normally libraries are not maintained in a repo for their own sake, are
> they?
> Best Regards
> Stefan

It makes sense to package useful libraries, whether or not applications
depend on them. However, I don't think anyone sane would use libwww in a
new project. It's far outclassed by libcurl and other alternatives.

Sergej has a *lot* of packages, and I'm sure you'll find many more
seemingly useless ones like this. I don't really see a point in having
stuff like GTK1 file managers in the repositories, but others may
disagree :).

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