[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#675309: nsgmls:/etc/sgml/mutter-common.cat:8:8:E: cannot open "/usr/share/sgml/mutter-common/catalog

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu May 31 11:47:42 UTC 2012


On 31.05.2012 09:20, Robert Luberda wrote:
> po4a or any other program that calls nsgmls fails with:
>  nsgmls:/etc/sgml/mutter-common.cat:8:8:E: cannot open "/usr/share/sgml/mutter-common/catalog" (No such file or directory)
> I can see in the changelog for 3.4.1-2 that removal of
> mutter-common.catalog file was intentional but
> /etc/sgml/mutter-common.cat still referes to it.

Since update-catalog was responsible for installing this file into
/etc/sgml, I'm wondering if it isn't also update-catalog's job to clean
up the conffile once the package is removed or it stops shipping the
catalog file.
In case of mutter-common we removed the catalog file, so the conffile
should be removed on upgrades.

I've also had a look at another package shipping a catalog file:
# apt-get install metacity-common
# ls /etc/sgml/
catalog  metacity-common.cat
# apt-get remove metacity-common
# ls /etc/sgml/
catalog  metacity-common.cat
# cat /etc/sgml/metacity-common.cat
CATALOG /usr/share/sgml/metacity-common/catalog
# ls /usr/share/sgml/metacity-common/catalog
ls: cannot access /usr/share/sgml/metacity-common/catalog: No such file
or directory

In this case we would run into the same problem, as with mutter-common,

So, this looks like a more general problem to me. Something which is
ideally fixed in update-catalog. That's why I've CCed the sgml-base
maintainers before adding any local workarounds to mutter-common.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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