The following reply was made to PR lib/40346; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: lib/40346: libexpat should be in base.tgz
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:08:58 +0000
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:40:04AM +0000, Alan Barrett wrote:
> Having now looked more carefully at the pkgsrc makefiles, I suspect that
> the problem was that the apache binary package was built on a system
> where IS_BUILTIN.expat was true, but was installed on a system without
> expat. That won't work, and fixing it may require changes in the way
> binary packages deal with prerequisites that may or may not be "built
> in" to the host system.
Right. Which seems like a good thing to handle properly.
> > FWIW, I think if we're going to carry expat around anyway we may as
> > well have it in base.
> I think that adding expat to base should have a beter reason than
> "there's something wrong in the way pkgsrc builds apache, and this is
> the quickest workaround we can think of".
That's true, but there are a number of fairly good reasons. I suppose
this part should be taken to tech-userlevel...
David A. Holland