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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: PassiveTeX Howto?


On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 11:56:33AM -0700, Rankine, Alastair J (Alastair) wrote:
> Colin,
> Just a suggestion: why not post a sample document which produces the
> error? That way the PassiveTeX users on this list (including myself) can
> attempt to replicate the problem.

Here is my (validated to docbookx.dtd 4.1.2) test doc:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1'?><!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM

<title>The Test Book</title>
<chapter id="main">
  <title>The Main Chapter</title>
  <section><title>First Section</title>
    <para>some data</para>
    <section><title>Sub Section</title><para>another thing</para></section>


I convert it to fo with (v1.48 docbook xsl):
  xalan test.dkb $XSLDIR/fo/docbook.xsl test.fo

and then:
  pdfxmltex test.fo

Which seems to put me into an interactive mode.  If I type ^D, then it
ends the process, with a message about the Fatal error.

For now I will follow the advice found in the message Bob linked to.
Since I can process the resulting test.fo file with fop, and get
a pdf with no errors, I am assuming that the problem is with my TeX
or PassiveTeX installation.

I installed PassiveTeX from SuSE Linux 7.3 rpm files.  I can't find the
test you mention.


> Some other tips that I have found useful:
> - Try validating your document against the DTD using OpenSP (or
> equivalent).
> - Find the smallest possible document which will replicate the problem.
> This should be the document you post to the list!
> - Ditto for the driver file.
> - Do the PassiveTeX test files work? (mine are in
> /usr/share/texmf.local/tex/xmltex/passivetex/test/)
> Good luck,

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