[pacman-dev] Switch to libfetch-only support (was: The official pacman repository branch, master, updated. v3.2.2-58-ge3a0696)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 00:59:57 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> commit 8017b0bb8ec5364f8a3999caffc6b3c3ea991810
>> Author: Xavier Chantry <shiningxc at gmail.com>
>> Date:   Sat Nov 15 10:10:56 2008 +0100
>>    Remove libdownload support and fix libfetch one.
>>    Aaron said to consider libdownload a dead project so libdownload support was
>>    removed to more easily fix libfetch one (otherwise many ifdef needed).
>>    There was no direct replacement for ferror to detect an error while
>>    downloading. So instead, I added a check at the end to see if the file was
>>    fully downloaded, which is just a small chunk of code taken from here:
>>    http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/pkgsrc/net/libfetch/files/fetch.c?only_with_tag=MAIN
>>    Signed-off-by: Xavier Chantry <shiningxc at gmail.com>
>>    Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
> Note that this commit means libdownload is no longer supported. Arch
> has a libfetch package in testing that works perfectly with pacman
> built from GIT, so please install that if you want to continue to be
> able to compile. :)

Yeah, libdownload is no more. It was just a port of libfetch anyway.

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