Bug 156580 - xmltex package should require passivetex
xmltex package should require passivetex
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xmltex (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-05-01 22:05 EDT by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2005-05-01 22:05:49 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Epiphany/1.6.1

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):
xmltex-20020625-5

How reproducible:
Always

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
(./docbook.fo
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
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):
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/xmltex.cfg)
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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-05-03 04:57:44 EDT
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.
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2005-05-03 11:40:05 EDT
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
program pdfxmltex.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-05-03 11:50:20 EDT
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. :-)
Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2005-05-03 11:53:08 EDT
Okay, you got me.  Thanks, Tim.

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