python-xml package changes in hardy

Révay Gergely revay.gergely at
Tue Jul 22 14:36:45 BST 2008


sorry to bother you but we got a little confused after upgrading our 
computers to hardy. The thing is that we used the xml.xpath class from 
the python-xml package which worked just fine under gutsy. But after the 
upgrade we had to face that a few things had changed in the whole xml 
handling part of python in the packages of hardy. We found out that the 
python-xml package still has everything what we would need but since it 
is going to be removed it installs itself outside the sys.path. So we 
started to find a way which we could use instead of this. And there is 
the python-4suite-xml package which seems to have the same functionality 
but with an absolutely different structure so we would need to modify 
our codes.
The question I would like to ask whether there is a 'official', defined 
way to get rid of the python-xml package and use something else but 
without modifying the source? Or is there any documentation about these 
changes and the workaround?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Best regards,

Mr. Gergely Révay
QA Engineer
revay.gergely at

BalaBit IT Security
Bártfai St. 54.
H-1115 Budapest
Phone +36 1 371 0540
Fax +36 1 208 0875

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