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Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz said:
> If libexpat is used by more software than X11 ones, it should be in
> base and not xbase. It doesn't look very x11-specific anyway. 

In former times, with X11R6 from xsrc, we had a lot of problems
with pkgsrc applications mixing libraries from /usr/X11R6 and
/usr/pkg (most notably freetype and fontconfig, maybe Mesa).
pkgsrc develops rather rapidly, and some software wants features
only present in the pkgsrc version.
While this doesn't affect expat directly (which seems quite
stable) we should avoid that situation and hide libraries which
are only used by /usr/X11R7 programs but not NEEDED by exported
X11 libraries is some way so that they are not declared "builtin"
and picked up by pkgsrc.

best regards

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