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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: really a docbook "packaging" question

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 08:59:35AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   kind of off-topic, but i've noticed that the packaging of the
> docbook stuff on red hat linux is kind of non-intuitive, heavily
> laced with SGML references, such as the fact that the XML DTDs
> are under /usr/share/sgml,

This is because of the LSB (grr).

> xsltproc gets the locations to find
> catalogs from the env variable SGML_CATALOG_FILES, and so on.

Only the SGML super catalog (/etc/sgml).  Not the XML catalog.

>   anyone know if there any plans to clean this up so that XML
> gets its own directory structure to make it easier to understand
> the file and directory layout?  just curious.

Hopefully it will happen one day, but every time the packagers start
planning to change it, it just seems to fizzle out. :-(


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