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From Dan Poirier <poir...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Prior to apr 2.0 / httpd 2.4...
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:43:00 GMT
On Sun. 2011-03-20 at 07:47 PM EDT, "William A. Rowe Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:

> Nobody has offered a reasonable response, let's try this again... the
> availability of pcre and expat are generally a both-or-neither proposition
> on most distributions.  Ergo, any one of the following resolutions would
> restore logically consistency to the next-generation distribution...
>
>  [X] apr 2.0 should resume bundling expat 2.0.1 fork[1]
>  [ ] expat helpers should be dropped from apr 2.0,
>      while httpd should assume an ap_ interface to expat
>      with expat distributed with httpd-deps
>  [ ] expat helpers should be dropped from apr 2.0,
>      in favor of direct consumption of expat 2.x by httpd,
>      with expat distributed with httpd-deps
>  [ ] httpd will ship expat in srclib/apr/xml
>      in spite of apr project decisions
>  [ ] httpd-deps should drop pcre
>  [ ] httpd-deps should be dropped
>
> Simple majority, will re-offer this vote with the lowest vote getter dropped
> until we have consensus.  Votes please?
>
> [1] Note particularly that expat appears to be abandoned, no releases
> in almost 4 yrs, with a significant security issue hanging over it we
> patched in apr.  No effort appears to be expended in providing any
> alternate non-expat apr_xml interfaces.

For APR to continue bundling expat seems easiest, in the absence of
anyone motivated to do something more.

Dan

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