[Slackbuilds-users] PyXML

Klaatu klaatu at member.fsf.org
Sun Sep 3 18:42:54 UTC 2017

I don't know, but I can verify that Inkscape  works quite well without this package. I use Inkscape every day and have never installed this PyXML package.

On 4 September 2017 5:57:19 AM NZST, Fernando Lopez <fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>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
>> > sbopkg the better even if outdated. I hate when admins remove
>> just
>> > because "it is not needed by any package" or "outdated" or "it
>> this"
>> > or that...  just add a note explaining the issue and have the user
>> > 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:
>> 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
>> 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
>> version of a library that's already present in Slackware's python
>> I'm more familiar with Perl than Python, but this happens all the
>> 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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