Bug 756928 - db2html does not plenty honor --output
Summary: db2html does not plenty honor --output
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: docbook-utils
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-11-25 07:44 UTC by Pierre
Modified: 2011-12-05 00:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-12-05 00:25:03 UTC
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Description Pierre 2011-11-25 07:44:00 UTC
Description of problem:
The --output option of db2html is supposed to produce output in the specified directory. It actually has the following behavior:
- display an erroneous message "output is <dir>", where <dir> is the base directory of the source document
- generate the html output file in the specified directory
- create a stylesheet-images directory as a subdirectory of <dir>

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a HOME/C/nact.xml
2. cd HOME
3. db2html --output html --nochunks C/nact.xml
Actual results:
- displays "output is C/nact"
- creates html/nact.html
- creates C/nact/stylesheet-images/ subdirectory

Expected results:
- displays "output is html/nact.html"
- creates html/nact.html
- creates html/stylesheet-images/ subdirectory

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2011-11-25 08:53:54 UTC
Thanks for report, db2html is very stupid wrapper shell script and it doesn't know anything about the options you provided to jw which actually does the work(and has this --output option). 

However, I agree that the db2html could(and should) be improved a bit to better understand output-related jw options to produce correct results in the situations like you described...

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2011-11-25 19:52:29 UTC
Should be fixed in docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc17 ...

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-11-25 20:03:41 UTC
docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 4 Pierre 2011-11-25 22:45:04 UTC
I'll have only one word: great!


Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-11-26 23:08:50 UTC
Package docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-12-05 00:25:03 UTC
docbook-utils-0.6.14-29.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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