Bug 533322

Summary: When creating a new book with Publican it cannot be built
Product: [Community] Publican Reporter: Isaac Rooskov <irooskov>
Component: publicanAssignee: Jeff Fearn <jfearn>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Joshua Wulf <jwulf>
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Version: 2.0CC: jmorgan, lcarlon, mmcallis, publican-list, yshao
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Fixed In Version: 1.3 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Isaac Rooskov 2009-11-05 23:20:02 EST
Description of problem:
After running the create command for publican, the publican.cfg file contains blank properties, which mean the book cannot be built.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.2

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the command: publican create --name Test --lang en-US --version 3.0 --edition 1.0 --product JBoss Developer Studio --brand JBoss
2. Build the book with the command publican build --formats html,html-single,pdf --langs en-US
3. Build fails
  
Actual results:
The following error is produced:

Invalid format for docname. Value (ARRAY(0xa4dc728)) does not conform to constraint ([^a-zA-Z_\-0-9.]) at /usr/bin/publican line 366

Expected results:

The build succeeds

Additional info:

The parameters causing the error in the publican.cfg file are:
docname
version
edition
product
Comment 1 Jeff Fearn 2009-11-06 00:38:20 EST
This was cause by empty fields being added to the publican.cfg file. Modified code to delete empty elements correctly.

The real bug is probably in Config::Simple which should not be choking on empty fields, I'll try and track it down when I get some free cycles.

Also note that your productname field in Book_Info.xml is probably not what you want. This is due to the white space, so you need to add quotes around the name.

e.g. --product "JBoss Developer Studio"

Cheers, Jeff.
Comment 2 Ruediger Landmann 2009-11-16 07:23:12 EST
*** Bug 537743 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-12-07 21:14:35 EST
publican-1.3-0.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/publican-1.3-0.fc12
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-12-07 21:17:57 EST
publican-1.3-0.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/publican-1.3-0.fc11
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-12-09 23:13:34 EST
publican-1.3-0.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-12-09 23:26:25 EST
publican-1.3-0.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.