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

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Fri Nov 9 02:53:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
>From: "Roth, Kevin P." <KPRoth@MarathonOil.com>
>To: <cygwin-apps@cygwin.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 2:21 AM
>Subject: [RFP] cURL (was: It's official -- package moratorium lifted)

>Name: cURL
>  (NOTE - this binary was compiled and built with no changes
>   to the source. Would it be too much to ask that whoever

Does it handle textmode issues?

>   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...)

See my comment to Gareth about nano - I had my wires crossed and
address'd this point there. I will accept a direct email from you as
curl is nice and small.

Also, you have veered from the CYGWIN-PATCHES standard, which until we
have a new one, is a bad thing. And because your readme is in the
binary, there is no obvious way for someone building from source to find
it. IMO this definately needs changing. (Not saying I _like or dislike_
CYGWIN-PATCHES, but it is consistent).

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

There is no reason for setup.hint to be in the vendors source, it's a
cygwin _packaging_ specific thing. Of course it is up to you :}.

>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...

Or, " groks URLs". That should dispaly as "curl: groks URLs".

>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

Is curl cygwin linked? if so, then cygwin is a requirement as well.


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