Bug 844545

Summary: Can we port libopensync-plugin-google-calendar away from PyXML?
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Toshio Ernie Kuratomi <a.badger>
Component: libopensync-plugin-google-calendarAssignee: Andreas Bierfert <andreas.bierfert>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2012-07-31 03:20:16 UTC
Description of problem:
We're looking at removing PyXML from Fedora 18 because it is long dead upstream and it has the unfortunate behaviour of replacing the stdlib's xml module with its own if it is installed.  This leads to code which expects the stdlib's xml module to get PyXML's old, buggy code if PyXML is installed.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Toshio/Remove_PyXML

I've had a look at libopensync-plugin-google-calendar and its only use of PyXML appears to be in one line of ./src/google-cal-helper.py where it is using xpath to """Return value of first element matching xpath expression""".  Could either the upstream or we port the code to use a different library to evaluate the xpath expression?

Comment 1 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2013-01-11 19:52:52 UTC
Hey, I've opened a F19 feature to remove PyXML.  Not sure what we want to do with this package.  Are you still interested in it?  If you need assistance, I can assist in porting this package but I have no idea what it does so I can't do it alone.  If you aren't interested in it anymore, I can retire and block it from F19.

If I don't hear back from you I'll go ahead and retire it after FUDCon (~ 2 weeks from now).

Comment 2 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2013-02-07 15:40:13 UTC
Retired in rawhide