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Subject: Re: [docbook] "xmlto pdf" command fails in TeX/LaTeX step on debiansystem.
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 03:31:59AM EST, Jirka Kosek wrote: > cga2000 wrote: > > > I started playing with DocBook over the weekend and while the "xmlto > > html" and "xmlto html-nochunks" commands worked absolutely fine from the > > word go, the generation of pdf (or ps) documents does not function > > correctly. > > > > It looks like I might be missing a LaTeX package or that LaTeX is not > > correctly configured on my system. > > It seems that your xmlto script invokes PassiveTeX which is incomplete > and unmaintained proof of concept XSL-FO engine built on top of TeX. You > should use different FO processor, if you need free one than you can try > FOP 0.93, although I don't have idea how to configure xmlto to use FOP > instead of PassiveTeX. Yes, that might be an issue. And obviously, since there is a bit of a learning curve with DocBook, I would not want to spend too much time on installation/implementation issues. I am a little disappointed that DocBook does not run out of the box on linux systems. Or maybe it is just debian? Also, as a general remark, I am rather surprised that I seem to be the only one posting to this mailing list. Thanks, cga