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Re: xmlto package install question
- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gp at familiehaase dot de>
- To: Patrick Eisenacher <eisenacher at fillmore-labs dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 16:39:38 +0200
- Subject: Re: xmlto package install question
- Organization: Esse keine toten Tiere
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- Reply-to: "Gerrit @ cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Am Samstag, 2. August 2003 um 11:57 schriebst du:
> my Cygwin xmlto installation (v0.0.14) is missing all the fo formats
> (dvi, pdf, ps) in /usr/share/xmlto/format/docbook, and the fo subfolder
> is missing from the /usr/share/xmlto/format/ directory completely.
> Without those files xmlto is unable to create the corresponding target
> document formats (provided the corresponding toolchain is installed).
> Talking to Tim Waugh, the author of xmlto, revealed that all formats are
> installed unconditionally. So I wonder why they didn't get installed on
> my system.
> Is anybody else missing those files or do they get installed on your
> systems? In particular the files in question are:
Yes, and looking in the source package I see in the patch:
-nobase_pkgdata_DATA = format/docbook/dvi \
+nobase_pkgdata_DATA = \
- format/docbook/pdf \
- format/docbook/ps \
- format/fo/dvi \
- format/fo/pdf \
- format/fo/ps \
Also I think that it doesn't work as expected, i.e. no error is
displayed when s.th. fails, just the usage information which is not
helpful for finding the error:
$ make 2>&1 | tee log.make02
make: Entering directory `/e/ftp.inf.tu-dresden.de/software/windows/cygwin32/release/xmlto/xmlto-0.0.14'
for xml in xmlif.xml xmlto.xml; do \
FORMAT_DIR=./format XSL_DIR=/usr/share/sgml/docbook-xsl \
bash ./xmlto man -o man/man1 ./doc/$xml ; \
usage: xmlto FORMAT [OPTION]... XML
-v verbose output (-vv for very verbose)
-x stylesheet use the specified stylesheet instead of choosing one
-m fragment use the XSL fragment to customize the stylesheet
-o directory put output in the specified directory instead of
the current working directory
It only works if you swap 'FORMAT [OPTIONS]' to '[OPTIONS] FORMAT'
which is what I found in the patch included in the source package.
Also this annoying behaviour is not documented in the README or
elsewhere (besides the patch in the source package).
Also to send upstream:
It is not possible to specify an alternative to
'XSL_DIR=$(top_srcdir)/xsl' when running configure which makes it
neccessary to manually link the xsl directory to the sourcedir or to
manually edit the Makefile templates.
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