[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#275715: Intention to package docbook2man-sgmlspl separately

Ardo van Rangelrooij Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo@debian.org>, 275715@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 6 Nov 2004 12:11:50 -0600

Peter Eisentraut (peter_e@gmx.net) wrote:
> Apparently, the docbook-utils package maintains its own (wildly 
> outdated) fork of the docbook2man-spec.pl script.  In order to be able 
> to use the latest one, I intend to package the upstream release 
> docbook2man-sgmlspl as a separate package, unless I hear objections.


I'm in the process of packaging the latest version of docbook-utils
(0.6.14) and was contemplating including the latest version of
docbook2man-sgmlspl in there.  However, my main concern of doing this
is that this might break other packages due to potential differences
in the generated output.

So, I decided to take a different approach here: Split off the
docbook-utils version of docbook2man-sgmlspl into a separate package
and also package the upstream version of docbook2man-sgmlspl into a
separate package.  I'll then have docbook-utils depend on either and
both docbook2man-sgmlspl package conflict with each other.  That way
people insisting on using the docbook-utils can do that and others
(like you) can install the upstream version.

Bottom line: I'm already working on packaging the upstream release of

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