Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Nov 27 13:19:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 15:53 +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> Karolin Seeger пишет:
> > 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.
> dblatex is broken too. I have it on my Ubuntu 7.10 system and it is no
> save for us as well, unfortunately. When I tried to use it, it broke
> more of our code as it lacks couple of templates we use and which were
> in the original db2latex like generate.hyperlink, set of fasttext
> processing templates, and latex mapping tables.
It's diverged a bit from db2latex and so some effort will be required to
make sure the docs work with it. dblatex has an active community though,
and using it would avoid the overhead of maintaining a Samba-specific
db2latex fork.


Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> -
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