XML package

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw@stat.ucla.edu
Sat, 12 Oct 2002 13:46:43 -0700

There are some problems with XML under OS X, nothing serious,
but manual intervention is required.

1. For some reason the package has problems matching up the
proper include and lib files for xml or xml2. If I install a fresh
libxml2 and point the environmental variables to it, it still
complains about mismatched header and lib files,
which suggests, perhaps, that the test in configure uses something  
specific. It works if I point explicitly to the include files for xml1.
Both xml1 and xml2 are in /sw, because they come from fink. Maybe
use xmlConf.sh or xml2Conf.sh

2. xmlParserError is defined in libxml, but Utils.o tried to override
it with a new definition. That does not work in OS X, unless one
specifies explicitly that that is what one wants. Adding "-Xlinker
-m" to the link of XML.so indicates we need the first definition we
come across, which is the one in Utils.o in this case. And that is
what is intended.

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