Bug 460921 - docbook2man-spec.pl has some missing entries
docbook2man-spec.pl has some missing entries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: docbook-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-02 13:25 EDT by Devrim GUNDUZ
Modified: 2008-09-11 12:58 EDT (History)
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Patch for docbook2man-spec.pl (687 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-09-02 13:25 EDT, Devrim GUNDUZ
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Description Devrim GUNDUZ 2008-09-02 13:25:06 EDT
Created attachment 315573 [details]
Patch for docbook2man-spec.pl

Description of problem:

While trying to build PostgreSQL man pages, I had an issue:

$ make man.tar.gz D2MDIR=/usr/share/sgml/docbook/utils-0.6.14/helpers/
make -C sgml man
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/devrim/PostgreSQL/pgsql/doc/src/sgml'
onsgmls  -D . postgres.sgml | sgmlspl /usr/share/sgml/docbook/utils-0.6.14/helpers//docbook2man-spec.pl --lowercase --section l --date "`date '+%Y-%m-%d'`"
Unknown SDATA: [mdash ] at /usr/share/sgml/docbook/utils-0.6.14/helpers//docbook2man-spec.pl line 1241, <STDIN> line 11975.
make[1]: *** [man] Error 9
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/devrim/PostgreSQL/pgsql/doc/src/sgml'
make: *** [man.tar] Error 2

If I add the attached patch, I can pass this error (We have another error, but I will create another bug for that)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download PostgreSQL CVS Tip (or any stable version)
2. ./configure ;  cd doc/src
3.  make man.tar.gz D2MDIR=/usr/share/sgml/docbook/utils-0.6.14/helpers/

Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

Build the man pages cleanly

Additional info:

Comment 1 Devrim GUNDUZ 2008-09-02 14:54:28 EDT
Ok, here is a good version:


It is a 6-year old software. Please let's use this version in Fedora.
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-09-10 08:11:23 EDT
Docbook2X is slightly different project, but you are right that the output of this "new" version of docbook2man-spec.pl is better and it recognizes more sdata. I did an update in Rawhide to use the new docbook2man-spec.pl (as both projects are actually (almost) dead without updates for years). In F-9 I will do just an update of sdata to prevent possible regressions in already released fedora. Built as docbook-utils-0.6.14-14.fc9 and docbook-utils-0.6.14-14.fc10.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-09-10 08:15:07 EDT
docbook-utils-0.6.14-14.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-09-11 12:58:22 EDT
docbook-utils-0.6.14-14.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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