[pacman-dev] libdownload portability

Sebastian Nowicki xilonmu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 02:36:24 EDT 2008

On 10/04/2008, at 2:33 PM, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Sebastian Nowicki  
> <xilonmu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking into making a package manager for Mac OSX and I'd like  
>> to use
>> libalpm but currently it doesn't compile. I haven't tested this on  
>> any real
>> BSD systems but OS X is based on BSD so I assume it also doesn't  
>> compile on
>> BSD either. libdownload fails to co,pile because it can't find  
>> libio.h,
>> which appears to be a part of glibc on Linux. I know Aaron forked  
>> libfetch
>> and added some features, so I'm wondering if it's possible to port  
>> those
>> features back to BSD. If it is, I'd be willing to look into doing  
>> so, but
>> since my experience with C is low I don't know how that will work  
>> out.
> Dan has an OSX branch somewhere that makes everything compile and  
> work there.
> The "features" added to libdownload are minimal. I had contacted the
> libfetch maintainer in the past and got no response. Either way, it's
> not as huge deal.
> If/when I provide a fetch.h compatibility header for libdownload, it'd
> make all this easier.
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Awesome, glad to hear it. I'll look into that OSX branch.

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