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Re: pkg/45345 (lang/python31 wrongly builds pyexpat)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/45345; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/45345 (lang/python31 wrongly builds pyexpat)
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:43:36 +0000

 On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 06:05:03AM +0000, OBATA Akio wrote:
  >  > The real fix for the packaging problem is for expat to be in base
  >  >  base, not base xsrc. People have been suggesting that for a while, but
  >  >  I'm not sure what the current status is.
  > Due to too TEOKURE release cycle of NetBSD, it is not happy using
  > base expat.
 expat hasn't been updated since long before netbsd-5 shipped.
  > > Meanwhile I think Jeremy Reed's immediate problem is that
  > > textproc/py-elementtree should depend on py-expat but doesn't.
  > No. py-elementtree package depend on py-xml, and py-xml contains
  > own pyexpat.
 ...then why is it not working?
  >  How do you think about databases/py-sqlite3? it is same situation.
  >  ${PYLIB}/sqlite3/* exists in base python package, but lack of
 I think that's wrong too.
 However, obviously this is a can of worms and I guess it should be
 left alone unless an experienced Python hacker (that is, not me) wants
 to take charge of it.
 David A. Holland

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