[xml/sgml-pkgs] Re: Too many xerces versions in sarge: can we get rid of some?

Steve Langasek vorlon@debian.org
Sun, 27 Mar 2005 05:12:20 -0800

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On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 12:16:34AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> We've noticed that there are a number of versions of xerces floating arou=
> in testing right now; given that there's just been a security advisory for
> xerces25, I think we should look at getting some of these removed from
> testing prior to release.  What needs to happen before we can do that,
> besides getting packages recompiled against xerces26?

> The versions in testing that currently have reverse-dependencies are
> xerces21, xerces23, and xerces25; I've pulled xerces24 and xerces26 out
> since they're libraries with no reverse-deps, though of course xerces26 c=
> go back in if it's the version we want to use for sarge.

> Removing xerces21 from sarge requires rebuilding or removing gdal and qgi=

> Removing xerces23 requires rebuilding/removing libxml-xerces-perl.

For kicks, I've tried rebuilding gdal, qgis, and libxml-xerces-perl against
xerces26.  gdal and qgis appear to have built fine, with only an edit of
debian/control; libxml-xerces-perl complains that a new version of xerces
requires a new version of XML::Xerces.  I didn't try rebuilding xalan and

So, it looks like 23/25 or 23/26 would be the best to ship with sarge,
unless there's some reason why recompiling gdal and qgis isn't enough.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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