[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#675718: libxml2-dev: possible API change without SONAME bump

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Jun 2 23:01:51 UTC 2012

Package: libxml2-dev
Version: 2.8.0+dfsg1-2
Severity: important

Tryng today to make a new packaging release of ices2 I realised that it
FTBFS, but only on sid, not wheezy.

Failure is in configure check:

checking for XML configuration
checking for xml2-config... /usr/bin/xml2-config
checking for xmlParseFile... no
configure: error: Unable to link with libxml
make: *** [debian/stamp-autotools] Error 1

The source of that failing check is this:

AC_CHECK_FUNC(xmlParseFile,, [AC_MSG_ERROR([Unable to link with libxml])])

Since libxml2-dev changed between wheezy and sid, I suspect that to be
to blame.

Suggestions how to proceed quite welcome.

 - Jonas

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=da_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=da_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libxml2-dev depends on:
ii  libxml2  2.8.0+dfsg1-2

libxml2-dev recommends no packages.

libxml2-dev suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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