Bug 219 - should use OS supplied expat library by default.
Summary: should use OS supplied expat library by default.
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build/Monolithic (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Default Bug Report Assignee
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Blocks: 213
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Reported: 2004-02-25 09:35 UTC by Jim Gettys
Modified: 2011-10-15 15:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jim Gettys 2004-02-25 09:35:47 UTC
Again, expat is often installed up stream, so it should not be used
by default.

This should be release noted as well, documenting a know to work version.
Comment 1 Egbert Eich 2004-03-02 04:38:46 UTC
System Expat is currently used by Cygwin and SCO.
I've created a preliminary Release note and will add Linux to the list
of systems that use the OS provided version by default. Tell me which
other OSes I should add.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-03-05 00:27:38 UTC
I just examined current sources and it appears to me that HasExpat should
be enabled on Linux OS by default now in linux.cf.  I believe you did the
updates Egbert, could you comment on wether all OS defaults are correct
for HasExpat or not and close this if you believe it is complete?

Comment 3 Egbert Eich 2004-03-05 10:59:11 UTC
Check RELNOTES.XORG for a list of OSes where it is the default.
I'm still waiting for people to tell me on which versions it
should not be default. Also I can make it default on more systems
if I'm told that this is feasable.
I will close this for now. If anyone wants to add systems create
a new bug.

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