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Title: Add --with-system-expat option
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Components: Build Versions: Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 2.7, Python 2.6
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Status: closed Resolution: accepted
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Assigned To: Nosy List: Arfrever, benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2009-12-31 02:05 by Arfrever, last changed 2009-12-31 16:28 by benjamin.peterson. This issue is now closed.

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python-system-expat.patch Arfrever, 2009-12-31 02:05 Add --with-system-expat option
Messages (5)
msg97074 - (view) Author: Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (Arfrever) * Date: 2009-12-31 02:05
`configure` should support --with-system-expat option (similarly to --
internal copy of expat. It will be useful for some distributions (e.g.
Gentoo), which prefer to use system libraries instead internal copies.
msg97075 - (view) Author: Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (Arfrever) * Date: 2009-12-31 02:09
Some fragment of my initial comment disappeared :( .

This option will be similar to '--with-system-ffi' option.
It will cause using system expat instead of internal copy of expat.
msg97076 - (view) Author: Benjamin Peterson (benjamin.peterson) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-12-31 03:17
Applied in r77169.
msg97096 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-12-31 14:51
The comment "Usage of a system shared libexpat.so/expat.dll is not
advised." just above the change should probably be revised.
msg97100 - (view) Author: Benjamin Peterson (benjamin.peterson) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-12-31 16:28
2009/12/31 Georg Brandl <report@bugs.python.org>:
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> Georg Brandl <georg@python.org> added the comment:
>
> The comment "Usage of a system shared libexpat.so/expat.dll is not
> advised." just above the change should probably be revised.

Good point. Done in r77186.
History
Date User Action Args
2009-12-31 16:28:42benjamin.petersonsetmessages: + msg97100
2009-12-31 14:51:16georg.brandlsetnosy: + georg.brandl
messages: + msg97096
2009-12-31 03:17:36benjamin.petersonsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + benjamin.peterson
messages: + msg97076

resolution: accepted
2009-12-31 02:09:16Arfreversetmessages: + msg97075
2009-12-31 02:05:45Arfrevercreate