Bug#318083: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#318083: libxml2-utils: Add history to xmllint --shell.

Mike Hommey Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>, 318083@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 21:56:33 +0200

tag 318083 wontfix

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 11:50:52AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell <dom@semantico.com> wrote:
> Subject: libxml2-utils: Add history to xmllint --shell.
> Package: libxml2-utils
> Version: 2.6.16-7
> Severity: wishlist
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> Would it be possible to add "--with-history" when compiling libxml2?
> This would make "xmllint --shell" a lot nicer to work with.

That would be nice, unfortunately, it is impossible for licensing
reasons. libreadline, which is used to make this functionnality, in
licensed under the GPL, while libxml2 is not, making the binary, AFAIK,