[Libwebsockets] Linux distro packaging.

Roger Light roger at atchoo.org
Tue Sep 29 14:42:30 CEST 2015


Hi Andrew,

On Debian I have been trying to get the package updated for a while
now. The people looking after the package have done some more work,
see [1], but there hasn't been anything uploaded yet. It's too late
for Ubuntu 15.10 now, I'd be disappointed if it wasn't done for 16.04
though! The Debian bug for a new lws version is [2], and for ubuntu it
is [3], although that one is largely irrelevant now. It might be worth
registering your interest (or asking for an update) on the Debian bug.

I'm hopeful that things will get a bit better in the future, I've got
a package in Debian (I'm not a Debian developer/maintainer, I just
prepared the package) that since a month ago depends on libwebsockets
and is the first package in Debian to do so, so that should hopefully
give a bit more impetus to keeping it up to date. The people behind
the Fedora bug want libwebsockets to support the same package. I've
not had anything to do with them, they're very good at keeping things
updated though.

Cheers,

Roger


[1] https://gitlab.com/libwebsockets/libwebsockets/commits/debian
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=794476
[3] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwebsockets/+bug/1422623



On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 2:35 AM, Andrew Cooks <andy.green at linaro.org> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I've been looking at the state of downstream distribution packaging of
> libwebsockets. My goal is to distribute .deb and .rpm packages for my own
> application and I was hoping that I could depend on libwebsockets being
> available without bundling it in my application.
>
> Debian[1] and Ubuntu[2] has libwebsockets-1.2.2, but that's too old for me.
> Fedora[3] doesn't distribute any libwebsockets packages, but there is a
> bug[4] requesting review of a package for libwebsockets-1.3
> Gentoo[5] seems to have libwebsockets-1.4, or are working on getting it.
>
> Has anyone else looked at this recently or interested in getting it done?
>
> Presumably all other users bundle libwebsockets with their own applications?
>
> Cheers!
>
> a.
>
>
> 1. https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=libwebsockets
> 2. https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwebsockets
> 3. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/libwebsockets%2A/
> 4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198498
> 5. https://packages.gentoo.org/package/net-libs/libwebsockets
>
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