Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156580
xmltex package should require passivetex
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
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Description of problem:
The xmltex package does not require passivetex. However, without passivetex, xmltex will not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Execute "pdfxmltex docbook.fo."
Actual Results: This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, b
ahasa, basque, bulgarian, catalan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, e
stonian, finnish, greek, icelandic, irish, italian, latin, magyar, norsk, polis
h, portuges, romanian, russian, serbian, slovak, slovene, spanish, swedish, tur
kish, ukrainian, nohyphenation, loaded.
xmltex version: 2002/06/25 v1.9 (Exp):
No File: docbook.cfg
! LaTeX Error: File `fotex.xmt' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: xmt)
Expected Results: If passivetex is installed, pdfxmltex works fine.
You have it backwards: it is passivetex that requires xmltex (and the RPM is
tagged appropriately). It is similar to the relationship between latex and tex.
I am not following your logic.
LaTeX requires TeX. If I have a LaTeX document, then as a user I would know to
"yum install tetex-latex" because tetex-latex processes LaTeX documents.
Tetex-latex would bring in tetex and the result would be a working latex program.
But consider the case of xmltex. If I had a FO document that I wanted to
process, then I would do a "yum install xmltex" because pdfxmltex processes
these documents. But I would be left with a broken xmltex because passivetex
would not be installed.
Granted, tetex-latex and passivetex are both a collection of TeX macros. But
tetex-latex also contains the program latex -- passivetex does not contain the
The point stands: xmltex does not, of itself, require passivetex. Putting such
a dependency in the RPM is incorrect.
If you don't like the tex/latex analogy, try xsltproc/docbook-style-xsl. Should
libxslt require the DocBook stylesheets? (No, it shouldn't.)
FWIW, you probably should run "yum install xmlto" anyway. :-)
Okay, you got me. Thanks, Tim.