[Slackbuilds-users] Updated Xerces-c and Xalan-c Slackbuilds
Slacker build user
slacker at slaphappygeeks.com
Sun May 6 05:22:19 UTC 2012
I do not recall sending to the list before, I hope this is the right way to do
it - please correct me if I am wrong.
I posed the following questions to the maintainer of Xerces-c and Xalan-c about
a week ago but have not received a response, so I thought I would post it here
before it fades from memory.
I use both Xerces-c and Xalan-c and have needed to update Xerces-c from 2.8.0
(the current SBo build) to the 3.x series (currently 3.1.1). The 3.x uses GNU
automake whereas the 2.x did not, among other things, so that much more than a
simple version change is required. So I adapted the SBo script.
But, the current Xalan-c release (1.10.0) requires Xerces-c and will not build
against the 3.x Xerces-c. However, Xalan-c from svn will build against 3.1.1 and
is the method recommended in most online lists I found.
So, I adapted a slackbuild script to download the latest svn of Xalan-c and
build it as Xalan-c-1.11.0 (the version appears in the current svn branch).
So, I now have current Xerces-c/Xalan-c build scripts which might be useful to
others. But the catch is that for those who require an 'official' release
version of Xalan-c, they must build against Xerces-c-2.8.0, so it seems to me
that we would not want to replace the existing Xerces-c or Xalan-c scripts on SBo.
My question then is this: Should I submit the new versions under a different
name such as Xerces-c_3 and Xalan-c-svn with explanation in the README? Or is
there a better way to handle this? Or should I keep it to myself and just offer
them to anyone interested? ;-)
Thanks for comments and suggestions.
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