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

Robert Millan rmh at debian.org
Tue Feb 15 09:22:18 UTC 2011

2011/2/15 Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert at wgdd.de>:
>> 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?

Sounds fine to me.

Robert Millan

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