Bug#170477: xmltex: same here
Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org>
2009-01-04 18:59:44 GMT
Євгеній Мещеряков <eugen <at> debian.org> wrote:
> Package: xmltex
> Version: 1.9.debian.1-1
> Followup-For: Bug #170477
> I can also reproduce this bug with latest packages from unstable.
Indeed, there is (still, sigh) a problem. But I'm not sure that it's
still the same.
> First I saw this bug while trying to build SystemTap Tapset Reference
> for systemtap package, but I can also reproduce it with
> http://www.tldp.org/authors/template/Sample-HOWTO.xml (after processing
> with xsltproc), with both xmltex and pdfxmltex.
The difference to earlier "incarnations" of the problem is that back
then, pdfxmltex worked, while now both fail. What a progress...
> It is on amd64.
That shouldn't matter at all, since it's all about processing ASCII
> IMHO severity of this bug should be 'grave'.
That sounds reasonable. However, either hardlz anyone is using xmltex -
otherwise the problem wouldn't have rotten in the BTS for 6 years. Or it
actually occurs only in special circumstances.
Anyway, I tried to reduce the Sample xml source until the error
dissappears, but it doesn't. It doesn't seem to have any connections to
actually using itemize:
$ cat mini.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
$ xsltproc -o fo.xml /usr/share/sgml/docbook/stylesheet/xsl/nwalsh/fo/docbook.xsl mini.xml
Making portrait pages on A4 paper (210mmx297mm)
Read /usr/share/doc/docbook-xsl/README.Debian.gz section 5(a).
$ xmltex fo.xml
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
%&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, farsi, croatian, ukrainian, russian, bulgarian, czech, slov
ak, danish, dutch, finnish, basque, french, german, ngerman, ibycus, greek, mon
ogreek, ancientgreek, hungarian, italian, latin, mongolian, norsk, icelandic, i
nterlingua, turkish, coptic, romanian, welsh, serbian, slovenian, estonian, esp
eranto, uppersorbian, indonesian, polish, portuguese, spanish, catalan, galicia
n, swedish, ukenglish, loaded.
xmltex version: 2002/06/25 v1.9 (Exp):
No File: fo.cfg (/usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/passivetex/fotex.xmt)
Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
) (./fo.aux) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tipa/t3ptm.fd)
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/psnfss/t1ptm.fd) (./fo.out) (./fo.out)
Package hyperref Warning: Rerun to get /PageLabels entry.
INFO: Using normal, i.e. nonfrench-spacing in document
! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.
See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type H <return> for immediate help.
l.1 ..."2" hyphenation-remain-character-count="2">
If I press ENTER twice, I do get a dvi file which looks odd, it's
attached: There's a line which might separate the page header from the
body, then comes the text
- 0pt - 0pt
in small type and then in large sans-serif type
At this point, we need an expert in xmltex or fo processing or whatever;
none among the maintainers is one, I think.
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