DocBook XML & XSL: work in progess, new dependencies

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at
Wed May 12 00:10:20 BST 2010

Rafael Fernández López wrote:
> Hi,
> I cannot compile kdelibs on Arch Linux.
> The attached patch fixes the issue. Is it OK to commit it ?

You are adding support for
which are now installed by kdelibs, but they will removed soon; so no, that's 
not the right solution.

For the XSL part you can explicitly set DOCBOOKXSL_DIR to 
/usr/share/xml/docbook/xsl-stylesheets-1.75.2 (even if I think that the 
package should install a symbolic link to the latest version).

The xml part is a bit tricky, because Arch package of docbook-xml does not 
install a different catalog.xml for each xml-dtd-4.x, but only the generic 
catalog (which contains information about all the DTDs) under 
When I planned the changes, I assumed that the catalog for a specific version 
of XML DTD is always inside that directory that contains the definition of the 
I can either try to find a fix for this (introduce another variable when the 
catalog is not in the same directory of the DTD) or wait for this bug to be 
fixed (thanks to rakuco, we discussed this issue on IRC):


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