[ITP] wget2 - modern fast parallel file and recursive website downloader

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Jul 8 20:28:22 GMT 2020

On 2020-07-08 14:05, Brian Inglis wrote:
> wget2 is the successor of wget supplying a shared library API like curl to build
> a modern, fast, multi-threaded, parallel downloader using HTTP/2, HTTP
> compression and If-Modified-Since headers; see
> 	https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2
> It is currently available on Arch, Debian/Ubuntu, openSUSE, Slackware:
> see
> 	https://pkgs.org/download/wget2
> I could release the package as is with an exe and dll, but it should be built as
> separate bin, lib, devel, doc, and debuginfo packages, which I have never done
> before, so could do with some advice and assistance with the apporach required,
> which I based on curl, but that requires no script function overrides, and I
> believe this one may or I need some hints.
> I have attached my base wget2.cygport which builds one monolithic package but
> contains comments for subpackage variables, plus comments showing other files
> which I think should be included in the subpackages, and both references to
> their locations in subpkg_CONTENTS and alterbative src_install script actions if
> cygport will not move the contents into the appropriate install directory.

Forgot to explain I also produced a summary of the files generated and/or
available for packaging under the triplet directory in manifest.list to my
previous email.

> I also need to understand how cyg...dll package numbering should work with this
> package: base zero or one and include or exclude the 2: libwget0, libwget1,
> libwget2_0, or libwget2_1, and how to get that generated?
> Any advice, assistance, help, or hints from more experienced packagers would be
> welcome.
> I can also update and release what may be the last patched version of the
> original wget 1.20.3 (currently 1.19.1) if Eric has no time, or ITA wget if he
> agrees.
> I could also ITA curl from Yaakov as I use that and wget a lot in scripts and
> cron jobs.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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