[xml/sgml-pkgs] moving on to expat 2.*

Stefan Sobernig stefan.sobernig at wu-wien.ac.at
Tue May 13 07:36:38 UTC 2008

Dear Ardo,
Dear Debian XML/SGML Group,

I am (co-) responsible for some packaging activities over at
the Debian Tcl/Tk Team which aim at wrapping-up http://openacs.org in 
terms of Debian Packages. A key infrastructure component of OpenACS is 
tDOM (http://www.tdom.org) which requires expat ...

tDOM has been available as Debian package for quite a time, but was 
abandoned. We are now resurrecting it and contributing it to the Debian 
Tcl/Tk collection of packages.

Up to now, the tDOM distribution embeds its own copy of expat (1.95.* 
and 2.0.1) which is not acceptable when packaging it up for Debian. More 
recent version of tDOM (0.8.2+) moved on to expat 2.0.1. This raises the 
issue of the availability of expat 2 in Debian. Are there any plans to 
provide a libexpat2 package in the very near future? What are your plans?

Thanks for illuminating me on that very issue!


Stefan Sobernig
Institute for Information Systems and New Media
Vienna University of Economics	
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A - 1090 Vienna

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