Patch to get current mainline to compile on RH6.2

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
31 Oct 2000 14:27:56 -0500

Well, with those couple of changes, it appears to be working for me
with the libxml-1.8.6 (which is shipped with RH 6.2).  Are we not
going to support RH 6.2 in the development version?

I certainly have no qualms about requiring a rebuild between the two
versions of libxml, but it would be a shame to discontinue support for
the native RH 6.2 system.


Dave Peticolas <> writes:

> Derek Atkins writes:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I needed the following patch to get the CVS mainline to compile
> > on RH6.2 using libxml-devel-1.8.6-2.  The problem is the apparent
> > lack of an xmlRootNode member of the xmlDocPtr object.  At least
> > in version 1.8.6, that structure member is called 'root', not
> > 'xmlRootNode'.
> The development version requires either libxml-1.8.8 or libxml-2.1.x.
> Earlier versions of libxml are incompatible with libxml-2.1.x.
> dave

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