packaging - going well, with one exception

Matthew East mdke at
Tue Nov 29 18:18:45 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 09:51 -0800, Jeff Schering wrote:
> On 11/28/05, Bhuvaneswaran <bhuvan at> wrote:
> > > several minutes)! I have no idea why, because running the relevant
> > > command in the command line is really fast. If anyone knows WHY this is

> The reason it takes so long with the makefile is that in the makefile,
> the xml catalog that is exported is 4.1.2. What happens is, xsltproc
> sees the 4.3 DTD in the xml file, can't find it because it hasn't been
> exported, so downloads it from
>, even though
> you may have it installed on your system. This can take a few minutes
> depending on your connection speed.
> When you do it on the command line, you don't have that problem (I
> don't know why yet; I'm far from expert at this stuff)
> There a few solutions, but probably the best is to just comment out
> this line in the makefile:
> export XML_CATALOG_FILES = /usr/share/xml/docbook/schema/dtd/4.3/catalog.xml
>  (I don't think the export is needed anymore; the makefile was written
> at a time when some members were building docs on SuSE machines)

You absolutely rock. That works great - thank you!

mdke at
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