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.



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Package Information

rest Dependencies


make-ca-1.10 and libsoup-2.74.2



GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and LCOV

User Notes:

Installation of rest

Install rest by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. The flickr test will fail due to Public API changes on their site. The OAuth tests will fail because the website that it uses to test connectivity via OAuth no longer exists.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


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