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Building man pages fails if docbook.xsl is in a different location #1139

cjmayo opened this Issue Feb 1, 2019 · 1 comment


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cjmayo commented Feb 1, 2019

Reported before at #105 and

Can be made universal by using:


-	<xsl:import href="/usr/share/xml/docbook/stylesheet/docbook-xsl/html/docbook.xsl"/>
+	<xsl:import href=""/>


-	<xsl:import href="/usr/share/xml/docbook/stylesheet/docbook-xsl/manpages/docbook.xsl"/>
+	<xsl:import href=""/>

because xsltproc will use the system catalog to find the local path.

Can pass --nonet option to ensure the Internet is not used.

+XSLTPROC=xsltproc --nonet

@ralight ralight added this to the 1.5.6 milestone Feb 3, 2019


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ralight commented Feb 3, 2019

A massive thanks for this, I know it has annoyed people for a long while. I've made the change on my local branch and it will be part of 1.5.6 soon.

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ralight added a commit that referenced this issue Feb 8, 2019

Man page can now be built on any system.
Closes #1139. Huge thanks to Chris Mayo.
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