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Bug#230687: [apt-rpm] How can I install package1 which requires an older version of package2?

On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 11:01:31AM +0100, Richard Bos wrote:

> Op zaterdag 31 januari 2004 00:01, schreef Matt Zimmerman:
> > What is the proper tool to use to convert the XML documents into nroff man
> > pages?
> It is xmlto.  
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/xmlto.html
> You need a current version (1.64.1) of docbook-xsl to have the manpages 
> formatted correctly;
> http://docbook.sourceforge.net/projects/xsl/index.html 
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/docbook-xsl
> That seems okay, they are all present in the apt repository :)

Yes...the required version of docbook-xsl is in sarge and later, so this
should not be a problem.

> Okay found them.  I'll download them for there.  However, before I
> continue with merging/processing or whatever, I'm curious to know whether
> you can distribute (apt/deity) with the converted docs (to xml docbook-4)
> in combination with xmlto (or whatever xml processor you would like to use
> of course).

Currently, the way it works is that the man pages are processed ahead of
time, so that the source tarball includes them in nroff format.  There are
makefile rules to rebuild them, but when the package is built from source,
it is not necessary to deal with the translation.

 - mdz

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