On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 09:49 -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> Do we have a procedure to follow when we want to add a new dependency on
> a package?
> In this particular instance I would like to add a dependency on
> python-lxml to the ipaserver package. python-lxml is a python binding to
> the very popular and high performance libxml2 package by our own Daniel
> Veillard. FWIW there are already a lot of packages being shipped which
> depend on libxml2.
> Why? We already have a need to parse xml and we're using minidom.
> However minidom has a lot of limitations, foremost amongst them is it's
> inability to parse HTML (it also lacks support for things like xpath).
> python-lxml gives us the ability to do things we need to do but is
> absent in minidom.
> So are there any issues with pulling in libxml2 via python-lxml?
I don't see any issue.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York
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