[pacman-dev] small libdownload patch

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 06:15:49 EST 2008

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...and that bug is fixed there long before in FreeBSD's libfetch.
> Thanks for info, Aaron! I wasn't aware that NetBSD has their own libfetch.
> Looks like NetBSD's libfetch was heavily reworked in some places,
> including some new features added.

Indeed NetBSD's libfetch looked pretty good last time I checked.

> The only thing it's missing from FreeBSD's lbfetch is
> support for HTTP 1.1 If-Modified-Since behavior
> (which was only added less than 2 weeks ago).

I believe they merge the changes from times to times, so it should be
included eventually, we just need to be patient :)

> There's one Linux-compatability fix after 2.20:
> http://cvsweb.se.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/bsdweb.cgi/pkgsrc/net/libfetch/files/ftp.c.diff?r1=1.24;r2=1.25
> Not sure if it's important enough for us though.

That is very cool, it is actually the only patch we needed :
The only thing left is to provide a linux Makefile, which Aaron already did.

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