[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#315780: update-xmlcatalog should support non-Debian-packaged

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Sun Mar 11 06:15:12 CET 2007


Some long time ago you wrote,

> I'm trying to figure out how to integrate existing local catalogs, 
> installed on a distributed file system (AFS in my case, but it could 
> just as easily be NFS or SMB), with Debian's /etc/xml/catalog.
> The easiest (but maybe not the most robust) way would be to use a 
> <nextCatalog> element pointing to the catalog I'm already keeping on the 
> network share. Unfortunately, update-xmlcatalog only allows --type 
> (public|system|uri); I see no way to make it generate a <nextCatalog> 
> element (least of all in the root catalog, where I'd prefer to put it).
> My main reason for wanting <nextCatalog> support is that a number of XML 
> bundles out there ship with their own catalog.xml files, and it seems 
> easiest to just include them in this way.

Any problems with expanding the XML_CATALOG_FILES environment variable
(filenames, separated by colons or spaces IIRC)? You cna simply create
you own catalog using the xmlcatalog utility and simply merge the Debian
root catalog and your own catalog together by adding them both to the
XML_CATALOG_FILES environment variable. Is this an solution to your

Regards, Daniel

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