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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, 5 Dec 2011 16:43:12 +0000

 On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 06:50:04AM +0000, OBATA Akio wrote:
  >  >   >> expat hasn't been updated since long before netbsd-5 shipped.
  >  >   >
  >  >   >  It's just a lucky.
  >  >   >  (for netbsd-4, no releases including fixes for CVE-2009-3560 and 
CVE-2009-3720 yet)
  >  > I didn't realize expat was even in netbsd-4's X11... but apparently it
  >  >  is.
  >  > this should be fixed. let's open a fresh PR for it.
  >  No need to file new PR, just NetBSD-4.0.2 (or 4.1) release is required.
 oh. well, that's not going to happen, as far as I know.
  >  >   >>>  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.
  >  >   >
  >  >   >  Then, this issue should be send to upstream first.
  >  >   >  I think that it is the default behavior of python distribution.
  >  > I don't think so. Both py-sqlite3 and py-expat are built out of the
  >  >  main python distfile. And look at the first hunk of
  >  >  lang/python26/patches/patch-am, which suppresses the standard build of
  >  >  those and other builtin modules.
  > It's just exactly disabling to built those modules, or builtin
  > sqlite3 libraries may be detected (It is not expected behavior).
 Right. But the reason it does that is that we build the sqlite
 material separately in the py-sqlite3 package.
 That is, that separation is something we did, not part of the default
 behavior of Python. There would be no point contacting upstream.
 David A. Holland

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