Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241845
pdf conversion improperly escapes characters
Last modified: 2011-08-25 04:55:07 EDT
Description of problem: The character sequence backslash poundsign
doesn't get properly escaped causing jw's xml to pdf conversion to emit
lots of error messages and fail to generate the pdf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. jw -f docbook -b html -V nochunks bug.xml
works ok, no errors
2.jw -f docbook -b pdf bug.xml
Source file bug.xml attached
Note: fails on RHEL3, RHEL5 and FC6
Created attachment 155779 [details]
bug.xml - test case
Because of low priority and severity I suggest to move RHEL version for fix to 5
- there will be no RHEL 3.10 and this problem will not get to 3.9 or standalone
security patch for RHEL 3.
Just want to mention that the problem is most probably not in docbook-utils
package, because on my machine with other later docbook packages it works with
RHEL-5 and FC-6 docbook-utils without troubles. Will try to find something more
and possibly reassign the problem...
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. This request will
be reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
As I said, I'm still not able to reproduce the problem with docbook-utils you
mentioned... pdf processed without errors... could you please specify following
1) rpm -q docbook-style-xsl
2) Have you tried F8/RAWHIDE docbook packages?
3) Could you please attach log with the error messages?
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 293063 [details]
I retried the example with fecora 8.
p% rpm -q docbook-style-xsl
One difference with F8 is that the pdf is generated with correct results dispite
a few hundred lines of error messages. log file of the jw command attached.
Cleaning up old bugzillas... as sgml branch of tools is much less in use nowadays I doubt this is worth of further investigation - especially if it is "only" producing non critical error messages and pdf is correctly generated. Closing WONTFIX.