[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#173214: Reconsider wontfix tag

Robert Millan Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es>, 173214@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 20 Jun 2004 01:28:01 +0200

On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 10:17:09PM -0400, Neil Roeth wrote:
> Why don't you just replace the docbook2html command that you need with this?
> jade -t sgml -d docbook/stylesheet/dsssl/modular/html/docbook.dsl -V nochunks
> foo.sgml > foo.html

The problem is that I don't use docbook2html, but the upstream makefiles do
instead in my package. Generaly, changing upstream makefiles for things that
can be avoided is not a good idea, since it makes hte package more difficult
to maintain and the changes are not necessarily trivial.

> I'm not defending Christian's style of handling bugs, but I agree that it
> would be rather silly to break this package down into multiple packages that
> are each basically one-liners.

The point of one-liner packages is very similar to that of dummy task
packages. Their main purpose is that they can be used to handle dependencies.
This is the situation with docbook2html. It's just a script that does roughly
the same as the jade command you pasted.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)