[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#299408: docbook-utils: package claims to support docbook-XML but doesn't

Hendrik Sattler Hendrik Sattler <debian@hendrik-sattler.de>, 299408@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 00:39:21 +0100

Package: docbook-utils
Version: 0.6.14-1
Severity: important


You state in the description:
Description: Convert Docbook files to other formats (HTML, RTF, PS, man, PDF)
 The docbook-utils is a set of a few small programs intended to ease
 everyday use of technical documentation software and more generally use of
 SGML and XML.
However, it cannot convert all docbook files, just docbook-SGML files. This
limitation (and docbook2man definitely has this) should be made VERY clear in
the description. I would even say that the package name is already misleading,
should be docbook-sgml-utils instead.

As I also wrote to the docbook2x package: isn't it possible for docbook related
packages in Debian to coordinate with each other? Does it really has to be this
mess it currently is?


-- 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 docbook-utils depends on:
ii  docbook-dsssl             1.79-2         modular DocBook DSSSL stylesheets,
ii  elinks [links]            0.9.3-1        Character mode WWW/FTP browser
ii  jadetex                   3.13-3         generator of printable output from
ii  perl                      5.8.4-6        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  sgmlspl                   1.03ii-31      SGMLS-based example Perl script fo
ii  sp                        1.3.4-1.2.1-43 James Clark's SGML parsing tools
ii  w3m                       0.5.1-1        WWW browsable pager with excellent

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