libxml query

Matthew Hawkins matt at
Thu Jun 20 17:56:21 EST 2002

adrian (adrian at wrote:
> Are libxml and libxml2 different and independent libraries and thus both 
> be installed  OR is one a subset of the other and thus be symbolically 
> linked?

Although they are both the GNOME XML api, I believe that they are
separate libraries.  I suspect one was for GNOME 1 and the other for
GNOME 2, and I think there's API changes.  I'm not sure why they gave it
a different name instead of simply bumping the major version number in
the soname.

Symlinking is evil.


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