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Re: svn commit: r8190 - branches/1.0-stabilization

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-01-09 00:01:21 CET

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:25:19PM -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> But I don't understand technically what's broken with the book build
> in core Subversion. I've built the book before, and it required
> fetching a lot of tools, and even then still needed to be nursed along
> sometimes, but that was due to very complex causes that I don't think
> were due to anything in the build system itself.
> It looks like the perl commands in r8085/r8104 are substituting some
> paths to .xsl files. Are those paths are broken in normal Subversion?
> I never had a problem with them before, but it's been a while since I
> built the book...

RedHat and Mandrake provide the stylesheets needed in RPM packages
(docbook-style-xsl for Mandrake, not sure if it's the same in RedHat).

The two files that paths are being changed in assume that the style
sheets are installed in the doc tree per the instructions in the README.

However, the README also says that you can set XSL_DIR to set where they
might be otherwise. The problem is those files hardcode the paths and
don't use that env variable.

The fix is to make the build system have a configure parameter to set
the XSL_DIR and then have .in files for those files that get changed

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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