[Slackbuilds-users] PyXML

Fernando Lopez fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 17:32:59 UTC 2017

I dont see the need to remove packages. the more packages there are in
sbopkg the better even if outdated. I hate when admins remove packages just
because "it is not needed by any package" or "outdated" or "it breaks this"
or that...  just add a note explaining the issue and have the user decide
if they will use the package or not but dont erase it for the rest of us.

my two cents.

On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:28 AM, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> So I was tracking down a build failure in mame, related to a python
> script... it turned out that the script would fail if PyXML was installed,
> and worked fine without it. So did a little further digging and discovered
> that PyXML has been a dead & abandoned project since 2004.
> As far as mame goes, I found an easy workaround that allows it to build
> whether PyXML is installed or not... but I'm thinking PyXML should
> probably go away anyway.
> Python itself ships with XML support that was originally based on PyXML,
> but the API has changed some over the years. Some stuff that was written
> for one will work OK with the other, and some won't...
> The PyXML sourceforge page is gone, and you can't find PyXML by searching
> on pypi.python.org (though its homepage is there, if you follow the link
> from the .info file). Search on google for "PyXML deprecated" and you'll
> find lots of distros dropping it from their repos... Debian doesn't ship
> it, for instance.
> On SBo we have 4 builds that list PyXML as a requirement:
> audio/soundconverter
> business/openerp-server
> network/tribler
> python/SOAPpy
> tribler is one of mine, I can confirm it build & runs without PyXML
> (as well as it ever runs, anyway).
> soundconverter seems to behave the same way with or without PyXML
> installed: I can't get it to actually open & convert audio files,
> and it gives no error message in the UI nor console. Does anyone use
> this software?
> There's a SOAPpy (python-soappy) package in Debian, that doesn't depend
> on PyXML. So it should be possible to get rid of the PyXML dep...
> openerp-server, I know nothing about, but found a set of install
> instructions
> for it that doesn't mention PyXML: https://doc.odoo.com/install/
> linux/server/
> If it turns out that PyXML is really & truly necessary for one of these
> builds, and we have to keep it... install it to a nonstandard directory,
> and patch the stuff that uses it to look there. Adding it to sys.path
> at the top of the python script(s) would be enough.
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    Fernando Lopez Jr.
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