[pacman-dev] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] pacman 3.2.0

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 15:29:10 EDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 1:56 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 1:26 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I patched pacman to remove an eventual trailing slash, and the
>> patch will follow quickly.
>> But I wonder if libdownload should not be patched as well. "Command
>> ok" seems rather misleading. Returning the following error would be
>> much better if it is possible :
>>     [DLERR_URL]         Invalid URL
> I tried to compare a bit libdownload with current libfetch code, by curiosity.
> I am a bit confused though now, it looks like the code already handles
> multiple slashes. But well, I will need to investigate it more.
> Anyway, while looking at this, I found one difference in libfetch,
> which was introduced by this patch :
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-all/2007-April/217521.html
> This looks rather interesting, I always noticed the high latency of
> ftp access on -Sy operations, and that is why I always use http now.
> But this patch might solve it.

At some point in the near future, I'm going to remove libdownload and
maintain it as a patchset against libfetch.
I am unclear as to where to pull libfetch from, because dragonflybsd
seems to be more active, but has diverged a tad from freebsd, and
openbsd is slightly different still.

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