[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#613347: compatibility symlinks for libbsdxml

Robert Millan rmh at debian.org
Mon Feb 14 09:02:55 UTC 2011

Package: libexpat1-dev
Version: 2.0.1-7
Severity: wishlist
User: debian-bsd at lists.debian.org
Usertags: kfreebsd

This library has the same API as the libbsdxml library that is used
on FreeBSD.  Obviously, when porting software from FreeBSD that
depends on libbsdxml, we adjust it to use Debian libexpat instead.

It would be easier though if libexpat provided compatibility symlinks
or another mechanism such that "#include <bsdxml.h>" works, and so
does "-lbsdxml" in linker flags.

Thanks for considering

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libexpat1-dev depends on:
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]          2.11.2-10  Embedded GNU C Library: Developmen
ii  libexpat1                     2.0.1-7    XML parsing C library - runtime li

libexpat1-dev recommends no packages.

libexpat1-dev suggests no packages.

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