[pacman-dev] cvs unusable on x86_64

Christian Hamar alias krix krics at gds.hu
Wed Oct 25 15:27:58 EDT 2006

> libcurl is the most featured and thus too heavy for Pacman, IMHO. I
> don't know if compiling it with some featuress omitted will help much.
> A list of libraries can be found at http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/competitors.html

Exactly. curl is too heavy for this.

> libfetch seems to be nice alternative to ftplib. It is small, has
> simple and stable API, is maintained, supports HTTP and FTP downloads
> and uploads, HTTP proxies and redirects.
> Sources are here: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/lib/libfetch/

Yes as i see. Its great and simple. And it supports file:/// too! Which
is not bad. Since as i know pacman now got "own" routin for handling
those types.

I support libfetch! :)

Vote for libfetch! libfetch for President! :) (sorry :) )


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