[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#262990: docbook2x: please use the script names that upstream uses

Hendrik Sattler Hendrik Sattler <debian@hendrik-sattler.de>, 262990@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 00:35:57 +0100

Package: docbook2x
Version: 0.8.3-1
Followup-For: Bug #262990


this is extremely inconvenient situation. The docbook-utils have misleading name
because the cannot handle docbook-XML but provide a docbook2man script that just
gives you lots of errors on docbook-XML input.
The alternative is surely docbook2x but from an upstream point of view: what shall
I look for in a configure script: looking for docbook2man will not fail because
damn docbook-utils provide this, looking for docbook2x-man will fail for all
other distribution. This sucks :-(

Can't you use dpkg-divert, docbook2x can also handle SGML input with a command line switch.

I also filed a bug report on docbook-utils, they claim to support XML but don't,
you claim to ship docbook2x but change all names.

I thought that within a distribution, maintainers could coordinate with each
other, at least for a common goal like docbook support. So please DO THAT!
I am really sorry for very bad coordination of docbook support in Debian:
wrong descriptions, misleading package names and randomly renamed scripts :-(


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages docbook2x depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-20 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libtext-wrapi18n-perl       0.06-1       internationalized substitute of Te
ii  libxml-sax-expat-perl       0.37-3       Perl module for a SAX2 driver for 
ii  libxml2                     2.6.16-3     GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                  1.1.12-5     XSLT processing library - runtime 
ii  perl                        5.8.4-6      Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.2-3    compression library - runtime

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