>>Binary packages of both sgml-tools 1 and 2 are available for Debian (at
>>least in "unstable"; I haven't checked the 2.1 tree).
>These vague references are very frustrating. The different Debian mirrors
>are laid out different ways.
Huh? All Debian mirrors follow the same structure; only the "entry"
directory is different.
Quote:>Please give a complete URL.
Quote:>The package search at www.debian.org shows only sgml-tools 1.0.9-1.
The package search defaults to searching "stable" only.
Quote:>The abandoned Web site www.sgmltools.org says that's obsolete, but
>sgml-tools 2.0.2 does not build and has not been packaged.
It has been packaged. As I pointed out, it is in the "unstable" section of
your local Debian mirror.
Quote:>What's a DSSSL stylesheet?
SGML is a language to define markup languages. DSSSL is a language in which
one can specify how an SGML document is to be rendered using a particular
output mechanism (say TeX or HTML).
Quote:>Has the LDP ever used them?
If they are indeed moving to DocBook, most likely yes.
I don't know for sure; I'm not familiar with the LDP except for its output.
Quote:>Do I have to figure out what they are and how to install them to revise a
sgml-tools 2's "sgmltools" will use them for you, so you don't have to deal
with them directly. The "sgmltools-2" package for Debian unstable has the
Quote:>What's Jade? (Besides another software package named with a common
>dictionary word to defeat the search engines, that is.)
Jade (http://www.veryComputer.com/) is a DSSSL engine on top of the SP suite
(http://www.veryComputer.com/) whose "nsgmls" you may be familiar
with. Consider it a standards-compliant "rendering engine" for SGML.
Quote:>Debian uses a*distribution called TeTeX.
>Sgmltools-2.0.2 comes with a thing called "jade" that takes a hell of a
>long time to build. I'm afraid to run the make install, it might clobber
>TeTeX, and I'll have another Slackware-like halfway screwed up gigantic
>unusable*mess again. Yecch.
Then use the Debian package of "jade" instead, or install to /usr/local.
(Jade itself shouldn't touch your TeX directories, but "jadetex" (the TeX
>>>How does it relate to Linuxdoc?
>>The LDP will be moving away from Linuxdoc to DocBook; there's a migration
>>script/binary "l2db" in sgml-tools 2.
I was mistaken; it's "ld2db" and it's a backend of sgml-tools 2's
Quote:>Will there be any instrctions to the HOWTO maintainers, or are we all
>supposed to figure this out independently?
I don't know. Doesn't the LDP have a mailing list for discussions of issues
>>Use sgmltools 1's "sgml2latex" and friends, or convert your Linuxdoc
>>documents to DocBook with sgmltool 2's "l2db".
>Is this a joke?
Given the level of misunderstanding on Usenet, I always use smileys to
Quote:>What are we supposed to do, really?
Keep using the LinuxDoc DTD with sgmltools 1, or migrate to DocBook with
Migration to DocBook works fine for me (on an "unstable" system):
sgmltools -b ld2db LILO.sgml
sgmltools -b dvi LILO.db-sgml
Tevens ben ik van mening dat Nederland overdekt dient te worden.