[PATCH wayland-web] Adding notes regarding Arch Linux dependencies for DocBook.

Jon A. Cruz jonc at osg.samsung.com
Tue Dec 9 23:01:56 PST 2014

On 12/09/2014 08:35 AM, Derek Foreman wrote:
> Any way we can print a more descriptive error at failure time instead of
> just hiding a clue in the docs?  Or can we just disable docbook if deps
> aren't present?
> I'm not certain Arch will be the only distribution to ever have this
> problem, and the comment could get a little unwieldy...

I'd been thinking the same. However it turns out that a check is
non-trivial and most likely involves bringing in another GPL'd file or
two. In the meantime documenting the requirement can reduce the number
of times it trips people up.

> (Why is this reaching out over the internet anyway?  Is this a bug that
> should be brought up with an Arch package maintainer?)

Some depends on what xmlto passes internally to the xslt processor. It
appears a switch for this was changed at some point.

Simple ways to block it are not immediately present in xmlto. However,
it is a case of it attempting to fetch primary stylesheets that were to
be used for main processing as opposed to merely fetching the DTDs for
files as they were processed (a different common problem).

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