Tools/applications written in Rust


Which tools/applications written in Rust you miss in Fedora repositories?

Do not hesitate to make proposals in a reply!

I’ll keep topic updated with the progress.

Already packaged

Project Description Availability
base100 Encode your data into emoji. f28
bat cat clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.
exa Modern replacement for the command-line program ls, with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git.
fd-find Simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to find. f28
gcsf FUSE file system based on Google Drive. f28
heatseeker General-purpose fuzzy selector.
hexyl Simple hex viewer for the terminal. It uses a colored output to distinguish different categories of bytes (NULL bytes, printable ASCII characters, ASCII whitespace characters, other ASCII characters and non-ASCII). f28
hyperfine Command-line benchmarking tool.
ripgrep Line-oriented search tool that recursively searches your current directory for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore rules. Similar to other popular search tools like The Silver Searcher, ack and grep.
ternimal Simulate a lifeform in the terminal.
tokei Program that displays statistics about your code. Tokei will show number of files, total lines within those files and code, comments, and blanks grouped by language. f28

To be packaged

Project Description
snowpatch Enabling continuous integration for patch-based development workflows.
Fractal Matrix messaging app for GNOME.
Zola Fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.
Shortwave Find and listen to internet radio stations.
sccache Shared Compilation Cache.
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I’m just getting started with Rust - the one I didn’t see was rustup. Most of the books recommend you install rustup and let it install the rest locally, rather than having a system-wide fixed toolchain.


I think the reason why we don’t want to package rustup is because we don’t want people to use non-system compilers.

The rest of developers can install rustup themselves.


This is why I love the Silverblue concept so much - IMHO the OS should just be the kernel / device manager, a rational command line and a display / desktop - everything else should be isolated in a container via podman or flatpak. Want a Rust toolchain? Run it in a container! :wink:

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This is precisely why I’m against the idea of Silverblue.


You can also tell rustup about the system toolchain:

$ rustup toolchain link system /usr

And perhaps:

$ rustup default set system

I use this because I do test with different versions while developing crates, but by default I want to use Fedora’s rustc, cargo, and extended tools.

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To add to this a bit: there are Docker images for pretty much every Rust version, so it’s basically a really nice, isolated rustup.

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I’d like to see zola, the rust-based static-site generator packaged for Fedora.

I know that it doesn’t use, though, so I’m not sure if that would impede its ability to be packaged for Fedora.


I’ll add it to my list, thanks!

It is okay, we can package things as long as they are available somewhere and their dependencies are available on (which seems to be the case).

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Requesting package: Shortwave

#13 A general fuzzy finder like fzf. A general-purpose fuzzy selector. A modular system monitor.


I’m still planning on packaging rav1e when I have the time:


Request: sccache - Shared Compilation Cache

The dependencies can be trimmed a lot if we disable the features for remote storage and distributed client/server, so it would only support local disk storage. Even then, we’re missing a few things.


I have packaged it and it is available in fedora-updates-testing-modular. It should be enough to do dnf --enablerepo=fedora-updates-testing-modular install heatseeker.