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Bug 520424 - dev-libs/xlslib - C++/C library to construct Excel .xls files in code
Summary: dev-libs/xlslib - C++/C library to construct Excel .xls files in code
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-21 15:32 UTC by Petric Frank
Modified: 2014-08-21 21:54 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

xlslib-2.4.0.ebuild (xlslib-2.4.0.ebuild,408 bytes, text/plain)
2014-08-21 15:32 UTC, Petric Frank
Updated ebuild for xlslib (xlslib-2.4.0.ebuild,465 bytes, text/plain)
2014-08-21 21:38 UTC, Petric Frank
Fixed License (xlslib-2.4.0.ebuild,465 bytes, text/plain)
2014-08-21 21:54 UTC, Petric Frank

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Description Petric Frank 2014-08-21 15:32:00 UTC
Created attachment 383272 [details]

Recently i used xlslib ( for generating Excel sheets under Linux.
So i created this ebuild file to get it as shared c++ library in my system.

This bug is for others which may look for a lib to create Excel (*.xls) files.

It may be worth to be added to the portage tree.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-08-21 18:46:40 UTC
Comment on attachment 383272 [details]


Why not EAPI=5?

>inherit eutils
>DESCRIPTION="provide a XLS library"

The upstream one-liner at the...


...HOMEPAGE would suit a lot better.


Needs a DEPEND=app-arch/unzip maybe?

>KEYWORDS="amd64 x86"

Straight to stable?

Comment 2 Petric Frank 2014-08-21 21:38:27 UTC
Created attachment 383288 [details]
Updated ebuild for xlslib

Jeroen - thanks for your review.

As i do not regulary design ebuilds it was not "perfect".

According to your comments i've updated the ebuild file and attached it again.
Comment 3 Petric Frank 2014-08-21 21:54:32 UTC
Created attachment 383290 [details]
Fixed License

According to

the license is GPL-3.

Attached a fixed ebuild.

Remark: The files (for example xlslib/xlslib.h) the AS-IS clause is specified.