Can I make the Python build use an already-installed version of Expat?

Bernhard Herzog bh at
Tue Jul 19 16:57:53 CEST 2005

Steve Juranich <sjuranic at> writes:

> I'm running into problems where Python and VTK both ship with their
> own distribution of the Expat parser.  As long as you never use the
> Python XML package, everything is fine.  But if you try using the
> Python XML parser after doing an `import vtk', a nice little message
> saying "Segmentation Fault" is your reward.

This sounds like this bugreport on sourceforge:


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