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Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz

Quentin Garnier wrote:
The following reply was made to PR lib/40346; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Quentin Garnier <>
Subject: Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:00:29 +0100

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On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 05:10:00AM +0000, wrote:
 > >Number:         40346
 > >Category:       lib
 > >Synopsis:       libexpat should be in base.tgz
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       serious
 > >Priority:       high
 > >Responsible:    lib-bug-people
 > >State:          open
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   net
 > >Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 09 05:10:00 +0000 2009
 > >Originator:     Jared D. McNeill
 > >Release:        NetBSD 5.0_BETA
 > >Organization:
 > =09
 > >Environment:
 > =09
 > =09
 > System: NetBSD 5.0_BETA NetBSD 5.0_BETA (GENERIC) =
 #0: Wed Jan 7 10:55:12 PST 2009 builds@wb25:/home/builds/ab/netbsd-5/i386/2=
 00901070002Z-obj/home/builds/ab/netbsd-5/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC =
 > Architecture: i386
 > Machine: i386
 > >Description:
 >   libexpat should be in base.tgz. apache requires libexpat, and with
 >   X11_TYPE=3Dnative (the default), pkgsrc libexpat won't be built.
I don't understand. pkgsrc will build expat from pkgsrc if it's not in
 base.  Are you really complaining about a bug or is expat just something
 you think should always be in base?
The only trouble I see with the current setup is that if we provide
 binary packages built with X11_TYPE=3Dnative, users will have to install
 xbase to get libexpat for stuff that need it.  Is the bug you're

I see you do understand.

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