viewing Docbook files?
mrsam at courier-mta.com
Wed Jan 12 03:46:05 UTC 2005
Eric Smith writes:
> I wrote:
>> I see that the docbook-utils package includes docbook2ps. Sounds
>> I read the man page on docbook2ps, and it indicates that there should also
>> be a docbook2pdf, but that doesn't appear to actually be in the package.
>> Next I try "docbook2ps usb.tmpl", thinking that I will be able to run the
>> Postscript output through ps2pdf.
> Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>> Use docbook2ps, then ps2pdf.
> As you will observe if you actually read my message, I *did* try that.
> docbook2ps is not actually producing any Postscript output for me, but
> rather a .tex file.
Well, for me it produces a suitable .ps file. Following a succesful ps2pdf
run everything looks quite nicely in xpdf.
> If docbook2ps was doing the right thing, I'd be able to view the formatted
> file. Though I still suspect there must be some easier approach.
Can't really get any easier than this:
[mrsam at commodore doc]$ grep DOCTYPE makealiases.sgml
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
[mrsam at commodore doc]$ docbook2ps makealiases.sgml
Using catalogs: /etc/sgml/sgml-docbook-3.1-1.0-24.cat
Working on: /home/mrsam/src/courier/courier/doc/makealiases.sgml
[mrsam at commodore doc]$ ps2pdf makealiases.ps makealiases.pdf
[mrsam at commodore doc]$ xpdf makealiases.pdf &
I could, of course, try a DocBook V4.0 DOCTYPE, if you insist, but I don't
expect to see any different results.
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