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

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Mon Feb 14 23:01:13 UTC 2011

Am Montag, den 14.02.2011, 10:02 +0100 schrieb Robert Millan:
> 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.

Not a big problem. What about a libbsdxml-compat-dev (or
libbsdxml-expat-dev) package for kfreebsd*, that depends on libexpat-dev
and ships the symlinks? Of course also libexpat-dev could ship these
symlinks, but it would require some kind of architecture-limited
provides (I cannot remember, if this is even possible - need to check

Regards, Daniel

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