[Python-modules-team] Bug#468602: python-xml removal: please drop/replace (build) dependencies

Matthias Klose doko at cs.tu-berlin.de
Fri Feb 29 17:54:05 UTC 2008

Package: ll-xist
Severity: important
User: pkg-zope-developers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: python-xml-removal

Since some time a subset of python-xml is included in the
standard python library, while the python-xml package did not see
any updates for years.  It is time to drop it from the distribution.
Update scenarios:

 - Just drop the (build) dependency, if the functionality is included
   in python. (Build)-depend on python (>= 2.4).

 - Copy missing code in the std library from the python-xml package.
   (e.g. for some installer packages: localechoose).

 - Use another xml library (python-4suite-xml, python-lxml).

Please contact the ML pkg-zope-developers at lists.alioth.debian.org
for further questions and help.  Patches for some packages may be
available as a diff of an Ubuntu package at

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