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

Jakub Wilk jwilk at debian.org
Sat Jun 2 23:19:41 UTC 2012

* Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>, 2012-06-03, 01:01:
>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.

There is no API breakage AFAICT, but libxml2-dev is indeed to blame.

In wheezy:

$ xml2-config --libs

In unstable:

$ xml2-config --libs
-lxml2 -lz -lm

But libxml2-dev doesn't depend on zlib1g-dev!

(IMO severity of this bug should be bumped to serious, but I'll leave 
this to the maintainer.)

Jakub Wilk

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