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Re: Shouldn't docbook-xml/xsl set XML_CATALOG_FILES?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Shouldn't docbook-xml/xsl set XML_CATALOG_FILES?
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:13:04 +0200
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Hartmut Goebel <address@hidden> skribis:

> within a few day I stumbled twice over this: When using docbook-xml or
> docbook-xsl in a package description, one needs to set XML_CATALOG_FILES
> to make xslproc (and others) find the catalogs.
> Shouldn't XML_CATALOG_FILES be defined as native-search-paths?

It is, but in libxml2, since libxml2 is the piece of software that does

Now, what’s problematic, is that often users don’t install libxml2
itself but rather tools that happen to be linked against libxml2.  This
is where the problem is: <>.

> BTW: For docbook-xsl the directory-name includes version, while for
> docbook-xml it does not. Which one should be used?

Dunno, we should just follow what upstream does I guess?


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