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

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

From: David Holland <>
To: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 21:15:48 +0000

 On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:15:03AM +0000, Alan Barrett wrote:
  >  Yes, there really should be a way to have apache work on a server that
  >  does not have any X11 installation at all.  I hope that an apache binary
  >  package built without X11_TYPE=native will correctly depend on an expat
  >  package.
  >  However, if you install somebody else's binary packages that were built
  >  with X11_TYPE=native, then it seems pretty obvious and unsurprising
  >  that the packages won't work if you don't actually have a native X11
  >  environment.  Don't install other people's binary packages if you don't
  >  have a compatible system.
 This logic is somewhat flawed, because (1) apache doesn't use X11 and
 so the setting of X11_TYPE shouldn't be meaningful, and (2) you can't
 set X11_TYPE to "none" anyway.
 FWIW, I think if we're going to carry expat around anyway we may as
 well have it in base.
 David A. Holland

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