[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#470013: xml2: your package depends upon libxml that we would like to drop

Pierre Habouzit madcoder at debian.org
Sun Mar 9 21:37:49 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 08:49:03PM +0000, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> Tags 470013 + help
> thanks
> Hi,
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 05:05:55PM +0100, madcoder at debian.org wrote:
> > We would like to release lenny without libxml as it's obsolete for
> > quite some time.
> thanks for the bug report. The issue is already known
> and has been forwarded upstream a while ago.

  I assume that the libxml2 maintainers may help you …

> > Please make sure that your package drops this dependency as soon as
> > possible, to migrate e.g. to libxml2, or ask for its removal if
> > needed.
> The author promised to work on it, but cannot give a time frame (he is
> most likely not using the software anymore ;-).
> So probably it would be good to fix it ourselves and forward the patch
> upstream. The only problem with this is, that I'm not really experienced
> with libxml[2] or to be more concrete: I'm not able to fix this on my
> own. So I'm tagging this with the help flag. I'd really appreciate if
> someone could help me with the transition.
> What I did so far:
> Manually modified the automake makefile to build against libxml2 instead of 
> libxml (I need to find out how to properly modify the configure.ac
> code!) and built it. So far so good. It seems to work, but I expect
> more subtle bugs to happen, as [1] states that their have been some
> changes in blank handling.
> Any help appreciated.
> Thanks and best Regards,
> Patrick

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder at debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org
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