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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] ANNOUNCE: docbook2X 0.8.2: convert to man pages and Texinfo

Bob Stayton <bobs@sco.com> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 09:08:32PM -0400, Steve Cheng wrote:
> > Hello all.
> > 
> > I have just released version 0.8.2 of docbook2X, a package to convert to man 
> > pages and Texinfo.  
> > 
> > This release brings one major feature: support for table markup for man pages.
> > For a list of the other changes, please see its home page:
> > 
> > <URL:http://docbook2x.sourceforge.net>
> > 
> > Now, it seems that a lot of people here use Windows for their DocBook work,
> > and I have a request to get docbook2X to work on cygwin.
> > Unfortunately I haven't been able to; so far libxslt refuses to build.
> > Does anyone have any pointers? Thanks.
> I update libxslt under Cygwin by downloading the Windows
> binaries from Igor's site[1] and manually copying over 
> the previous version's files.  Specifically, I use
> these files from his distribution on my system:
> ?windows?system32?libxml2.dll
> ?windows?system32?libxslt.dll
> ?windows?system32?libexslt.dll
> ?windows?system32?iconv.dll
> ?cygwin?bin?xsltproc.exe
> ?cygwin?bin?xmllint.exe
> Works just fine under Cygwin.
> [1] http://www.zlatkovic.com/projects/libxml/index.html

If you do that, when you're using absolute paths, what do the tools
consider to be the root of the filesystem they're running in? Is it the
root of the cygwin filesystem, or root of the Windows filesystem? (i.e.,
do you need to prepend c:/cygwin/ or whatever to any absolute pathnames
in catalog files, etc.?)


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