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[RFP] cURL (was: It's official -- package moratorium lifted)

Name: cURL

Rationale: it's a common tool for working with individual URL accessible
files. It nicely compliments the functionality of wget, which is
primarily for mirroring (downloading) entire sites.

Binary URL:

Source URL:

  (NOTE - this binary was compiled and built with no changes 
   to the source. Would it be too much to ask that whoever 
   actually approves this and uploads into
   do the requisite renaming (to add -${REL}) for me?
     a: tar xjf curl-7.9.1.tar.bz2
     b: mv curl-7.9.1 curl-7.9.1-1
     c: tar cjf curl-7.9.1-1.tar.bz2 curl-7.9.1-1

   Once all the packaging style issues are settled, I'll be
   happy to follow the new standard; until then it's just
   so much simpler for you to make this tiny change, than
   for me to do so, and then obtain a free web-hosting location
   just for this...)

setup.hint (I will be submitting this upstream once it's approved)

sdesc: "cURL groks URLs"
# sdesc could also be "a client that groks the URLs",
#  if you think it's important not to restate the 
#  package name in the sdesc...
ldesc: "Curl is a tool for transferring files with URL syntax,
Curl supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, 
FTP uploading, kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, 
cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume,
http proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks."
category: Web Net Libs
requires: openssl


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Faylor []
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:32 PM
Subject: It's official -- package moratorium lifted

Robert has agreed.  The moratorium is lifted.

There was much rejoicing.

Please send your proposals for new package submissions here, unless you
already have access to and have gotten a "go ahead
after the moratorium is lifted".

So, for a package submission, please send the name of the package, the
rationale for including it, and a URL where we can retrieve the package
for inspection.

Oh, and please provide a setup.hint entry, too.  Ideally, the
binary, and source packages should all be in the same directory,
via http or ftp.

The setup.hint should include *only* the following:

sdesc, ldesc (optional), category, requires

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