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RE: Hi! (And some questions, of course)

I'll try to answer your three mails in the order that they got here.  :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luis Villa [mailto:liv@duke.edu]
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 7:06 PM
> To: ldp-docbook@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Hi! (And some questions, of course)
> Hi, everyone-
> 	I'm using a reasonably up-to-date* unstable installation of the
> various DocBook tools, and they are disagreeing with me 
> pretty badly. In
> particular, I am trying to convert a HOWTO (which I wrote in 
> Linuxdoc and
> converted to DocBook with ld2db) to HTML and PS using the 
> "new" sgmltools.
> 	First question: Am I wasting my time? Are these 
> packages known to
> be broken or too badly out of date? I note that sgmltools is now on
> version 3- should I just be deleting my .debs and starting fresh from
> tarballs from the various canonical sites?

No, but personally, I wouldn't try to run the output of the ld2db converter
through jade to get HTML.  The ld2db stuff is good, but not perfect.  Since
you have some tools installed, try 'nsgmls howto.sgml'.  That should tell
you what things ld2db has broken, so that you can go in and tweak them.

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