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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: Rhialto <>
Cc:, Quentin Garnier 
        Manuel Bouyer <>, Alan Barrett 
        Rhialto <>,,,
Subject: Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 12:54:03 +0200

 I just ran into another case of this. I am rebuilding all my packages
 for 5.0 now, and I wondered why p5-XML-Parser got built without
 libexpat. After some discussion on irc channel #netbsd, it turned out
 that it probably uses /usr/X11R7/lib/
 Of course this is wrong.
 libexpat is not an X library, so it should not be in /usr/X11R7.
 I now have packages depending on it, which do not use X, yet if I decide
 to remove or replace X, are utterly broken.
 One could also argue that it is pkgsrc's fault for accepting that expat
 library as acceptable.
 ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert    -- You author it, and I'll reader it.
 \X/ rhialto/at/      -- Cetero censeo "authored" delendum esse.

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