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

Aron Xu aron at debian.org
Sat Jun 2 23:20:42 UTC 2012

Hi Jonas,

I'm sorry to hear that your package FTBFS (possibly) due to libxml2's
problem. But it's unlikely to expect a SONAME change in libxml2 (thus
breaking existing API) as its name has suggested. Otherwise upstream
will release something like libxml3.

Just did a quick look at current libxml2.so.2.8.0, xmlParseFile is
present (on amd64):

$ aptitude show libxml2 | grep Version
Version: 2.8.0+dfsg1-1
$ objdump -T /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.8.0 | grep xmlParseFile
0000000000051d20 g    DF .text  000000000000000c  LIBXML2_2.4.30 xmlParseFile

I don't have time to look at the details of your problem right now, but
please do point the source and packaging stuff you are currently working
on so I can have a look at them and try to help later.

Aron Xu

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