Bug#293989: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#293989: xsl stylesheet does not work anymore

Mike Hommey Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>, 293989@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:27:56 +0100

On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 03:46:45PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> wrote:
> Previously Mike Hommey wrote:
> > Thus, libxslt changed its broken behaviour to actually follow the XSLT
> > specification. Yes, it breaks broken stylesheets, but the breakage is
> > not in libxslt.
> Can we keep a bug on libxslt1.1 as well to prevent db2latex from
> breaking in testing? It would be somewhat unfortunate to have stricter
> checking in libxslt1.1 break db2latex while there is no fix for it yet.
> Alternatively, is there a hinting option to do that instead?

This version of libxslt is bound to the latest version of libxml2 in sid,
and the previous one breaks with this latest version of libxml2. Thus if you
want to prevent libxslt from entering into testing, you have to do the
same for libxml2, which is another story, considering the reverse
dependencies on it.
The current version of libxml2 in sarge is not recommended for release for
several reasons (leaks, bugs...), fixed in the version currently in sid.
On the other hand, I see no huge reverse dependency list on db2latex-xsl.
While having a broken package is unfortunate, why blocking others
instead of trying to fix it ? (If you'd provide some more informations,
i'd come with a fix quite easily, i think it's a matter of replacing
some xsl:include by xsl:import).