Re: Problems with PDF creation (was: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?)
On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 10:17:20AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Wait, there is less than 70MB of PDF. Yes, this is true. Due to
> > difficulties of making nice PDF out of XML/SGML without hitting FTBFS,
> > many packages does not bother PDF creation. Most of the doc containing
> > PDF are:
> Can you please be more specific about "difficulties ... nice ... FTBFS"?
> There have been some problems when teTeX 3.0 was uploaded to sid after
> sarge's release, but that was a one-time problem (and the central
> packages like debiandoc-smgl, linuxdoc etc. were fixed quite fast;
> db2latex was harder). Do you imply that people stopped generating PDF
> files last summer/autumn because of these problems?
That pretty much it.
> Or are there other
> problems I am not aware of?
doc-debian used to loop 6 times to build PDF. Many Debiandoc packages
did not contain PDF for cjk. New build script is much more stable.
I know some package build PDF first as upstream.
I fupdown does not come with documentation.