[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#539890: Bug#539890: xsltproc's -o argument is ambiguous

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Sat Aug 15 17:43:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 10:25:24AM +0100, Jonny Lamb wrote:
> Package: xsltproc
> Version: 1.1.24-2
> Severity: minor
> Tags: patch
> If there is no output to xsltproc's invocation, it does not create the
> file specified in the -o argument. Therefore, these two calls are
> different:
>     xsltproc -o foo [...]
>     xsltproc [...] > foo
> because in the case of xsltproc having no output, the former will not
> even create the file "foo", whereas of course the latter will create
> an empty file.
> The man page does not mention this behaviour. I have attached a patch
> to add mention of it to the manpage. I'm welcome for my wording and/or
> nroff to be fixed as you see fit.

Actually, a patch to the docbook xml in doc/xsltproc.xml would be more
useful ;)
I'll see what I can do from your suggested nroff patch, anyways.


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