[Slackbuilds-users] PyXML

Fernando Lopez fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 17:57:19 UTC 2017

why does it have inkscape as keyword?

On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:48 AM, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/3/17, Fernando Lopez <fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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 sbopkg the better even if outdated.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 because "it is not needed by any package" or "outdated" or "it breaks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.
> I normally would agree with you. However, PyXML causes actual harm: if
> it's installed, it causes random Python scripts to break, if they're
> trying to use the XML library that ships with Python itself. It will
> create extra *and pointless* work for maintainers. And the functionality
> of PyXML became part of core Python itself years ago.
> In other words, it conflicts with a package that's in core Slackware,
> which is against SBo guidelines. It's installing a 13-year-old outdated
> version of a library that's already present in Slackware's python package.
> I'm more familiar with Perl than Python, but this happens all the time:
> SBo has a Perl module, and in the next release of Slackware, the core
> perl package starts including that module. Keeping the old one around
> can cause problems with perl scripts.
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    Fernando Lopez Jr.
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