[xml/sgml-pkgs] moving on to expat 2.*
daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net
Tue May 13 13:20:06 UTC 2008
Am Dienstag, den 13.05.2008, 09:36 +0200 schrieb Stefan Sobernig:
> 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.
For Lenny or post-Lenny?
> 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?
^ s/2/1 (the SONAME did not change)
I did most of the packaging part last week:
Some items are not yet done. The probably most important outstanding
item is: renaming the library packages for the transition. The situation
isn't easy. The current libexpat1 packages provide a compatibility
symlink, which should be dropped (see #429175). Thus we need a library
rename and a transition, which makes the package update impossible for
Lenny at this point (d-i uses libexpat, so I think, the release managers
would disagree to make the transition at this point).
I currently plan to discuss this issue on debian-release and then -
depending on the results - to upload the package to experimental.
However, I don't have the necessary time this week. But I'm back next
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