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Re: Status of docbook to pdf toolchain on Fedora?



On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 01:29:07PM -0500, John Ellson wrote:

> I gather from a 2004 thread in fedora-docs-list that the toolchain was 
> moving to fop,
> but I don't see any fop yet in core or extras.

Basically the toolchain is still more or less broken for PDF I'm
afraid.

> If you try to install fop separately it requires Jimi or JAI
> packages from Sun and Sun's installer scripts no longer work on
> Fedora because somebody broke "tail +n".  Probably fixable, but what
> is the right direction for me to pursue?

export _POSIX2_VERSION=199209

.. or ask Sun to fix their script to use 'tail -n +...'.

See:
  info coreutils "Standards Conformance"

> I tried db2pdf but it seems to expect sgml, rather than xml?

Yes, that's for SGML.

Tim.
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