Karolin Seeger ks at
Tue Nov 27 12:46:50 GMT 2007

Hi Alexander, hi Jerry,

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 03:33:43PM +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> I'm currently looking into the set of errors with db2latex all
> distributions are experiencing and more I dig I think we just need to
> have our own copy of db2latex-xsl within samba-docs because some changes
> are intrusive into the db2latex's code and can't be easily done through
> XSLT's import/replacement strategies. Thus, they require certain changes
> from distro vendors point of view which isn't flexible. Therefore,
> making a local copy could help in maintenance given that upstream for
> db2latex is hardly reachable but software itself works: it is libxslt
> which went into more strict XSLT standards compliance that broke db2latex.
> Once I'll get that code working again, I think we could import it into
> samba-docs and low the bar for distros.
Jelmer gave me the hint that there do already forks exist (e.g. dblatex)
which are maintained more actively.
Using such a fork might be a good solution, because the Samba team does
not need to maintain a local copy. 


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