Re: sgml-tools, docbook: what is wrong?
"Richard B. Kreckel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> After installing sgml-tools, docbook and so from slink I am still unable
> to use a simple example-document:
> <!DOCTYPE Article PUBLIC "-//Davenport//DTD DocBook V3.0//EN">
> It does recognize the DOCTYPE all right since the error is:
> /usr/bin/sgmlsasp: can't open `/usr/lib/sgml-tools/dist/article/groff/mapping': No such file or
The doctype for sgml-tools v1 is 'linuxdoc'. Everything else will
give wierd errors.
> When I try to symlink things to /usr/lib/sgml-tools/dist/article/ to
> something existent (say, sgmltool/), sgml2txt complains about `printtoc'
> not defined and sgml2html returns rubbish. I guess that symlink was
> illegal anyhow...
> Can anybody please either tell me how to get started with writing
> SGML-documents or confirm that the packages are broken?
> I cannot yet submit a bug, since I don't have a clue what's wrong: the
> package, upstream or me. ;-)
You, I'm afraid.
I'm working with Sven and Cees on getting sgmltools v2 into Potato,
not that I have a lot of free time I'm just sick of hearing the
For now, use straight docbook. Remco included some nice pointers on
I'm sorry the curve on getting started with the SGML toolset is so
hard -- at least that's not just a Debian problem. :)
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>