Introduction to rest

The rest package contains a library that was designed to make it easier to access web services that claim to be "RESTful". It includes convenience wrappers for libsoup and libxml to ease remote use of the RESTful API.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

rest Dependencies


Certificate Authority Certificates and libsoup-2.54.1




User Notes:

Installation of rest

Install rest by running the following commands:

sed -i "/seems to be moved/s/^/#/" &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that one test fails for unknown reasons.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -i ... This sed silences several useless and annoying warnings generated by libtool.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/rest-0.7 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/rest-0.7

Short Descriptions

contains the RESTful Web API Query functions.

contains extra RESTful Web API Query functions.

Last updated on 2016-08-27 21:19:37 -0700