Bug#468604: python-xml removal: please drop/replace (build) dependencies
Since some time a subset of python-xml is included in the
standard python library, while the python-xml package did not see
any updates for years. It is time to drop it from the distribution.
- Just drop the (build) dependency, if the functionality is included
in python. (Build)-depend on python (>= 2.4).
- Copy missing code in the std library from the python-xml package.
(e.g. for some installer packages: localechoose).
- Use another xml library (python-4suite-xml, python-lxml).
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