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Re: pkg/42324: p5-XML-Parser should pkgdep on expat

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42324; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
To: Jens Rehsack <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42324: p5-XML-Parser should pkgdep on expat
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:18:18 +0700

     Date:        Mon, 16 Nov 2009 05:38:17 +0000
     From:        Jens Rehsack <>
     Message-ID:  <>
   | Looks like your environment has a bug, because textproc/p5-XML-Parser 
   | on expat:
 No, that's not it, the PR clearly said "pkg_add", not pkgsrc or make,
 what's being used there is a binary package, and sure enough, the sparc
 binary package for  p5-XML-Parser (and most likely, those for other
 architectures) depends u\only upon perl, not upon expat.
 This is just yet another example of the "expat is used by the world
 but is expected to be in the base system" that kills people using
 pkgsrc modular xorg, instead of the X distribution sets.
 The answer is to install xbase (or whichever of the x* sets expat is in)
 and then it will be present.
 Longer term, we absolutely need a better way (and moving expat from x*
 into base just solves one instance of the problem - a common instance,
 but just one).

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