Moving the docs from db2latex to dblatex?

simo idra at
Fri May 1 14:43:55 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 16:15 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> At the moment we're using db2latex to generate LaTeX from the DocBook
> sources that we later process to create PDFs and PostScript files. We
> currently ship our own copy of db2latex with some workarounds for bugs
> in it.
> dblatex is a friendly fork of db2latex that is actually maintained
> upstream, and allows us to remove a bunch of custom stylesheets with
> workarounds and Makefile magic that takes care of intermediate build steps.
> dblatex is packaged for all major distributions and is part of the
> toolchain to build the PDF docs for various other projects, including
> e.g. git (through asciidoc).
> Migrating should be relatively easy, I'm working on a patch to do this.
> Does anybody object to using dblatex instead?

If it causes no more issues and actually resolve problems I am all for


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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