Usertags: oldlibs libcommons-httpclient-java
libexml-java depends on libcommons-httpclient-java, which is obsolete and was
replaced by libhttpclient-java. It has reached EOL status in 2011! It is no
longer supported upstream  and was affected by multiple security issues in
the recent past. libexml-java should be ported to the new libhttpclient-java
version, so that we can remove the old, unmaintained one. Please forward this
issue upstream, if you can't migrate the package yourself.
We would like to see libcommons-httpclient-java removed during the Stretch
release cycle but due to the large number of reverse-dependencies the outcome
depends more than ever on your help.
Please help us to accomplish this goal. We will bump this issue to important
when the list of rdeps is getting smaller and we think that the removal is
possible. We will eventually raise the severity to serious when the number
of rdeps is small.
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