Bug#268786: libxml-commons-resolver1.1-java: does not install CatalogManager.properties file
Mark Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Fri Oct 8 17:25:04 2004
Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 12:05:08AM -0600, Mark Johnson wrote:
>>Thanks for the updates to the resolver bug. Earlier today I upgraded the
>>severity of the bug to 'grave', which should speed up the process of fixing
>>the bug. (Hi Arnaud:)
> Was there any progress on this bug since this mail?
None that I can see. And my upgrading the bug to 'grave' failed.
Dunno why. (Note to self: look into this and try again.)
This really is an RC-level bug as the resolver classes supply the
only java-based XML catalog-aware entity resolver. IOW, this package
is the *only* way to add XML catalog support to, say, a java XSLT
processor (saxon & xalan are the most widely used). This package is
essentially broken in its present state (unless the user has some
expertise feeding it command line properties, which is unlikely).
The bug omits an essential config file (CatalogManager.properties)
that the resolver needs in order to function properly. In its
current state, one would have to feed the resolver all kinds of info
via the command-line in order to use it - something the user
shouldn't have to think about. As Mike described in the bug report,
the installed CatalogManager.properties file ought to have some sane
defaults that fit with the current Debian XML Policy Working Draft
, such as setting the default catalog to /etc/xml/catalog
Also, the README.Debian ought to explain how to use it with both
xalan and saxon.
> It seemed to outline
> a solution (although h not a patch). Will the package be fixed soon?
Good question - which is why I cc:'d Arnaud. He's in the java group
that packages the resolver.
Hope it gets fixed soon:)
Mark Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian XML/SGML: <http://debian-xml-sgml.alioth.debian.org>
Home Page: <http://dulug.duke.edu/~mark/>
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