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

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> I'll try to answer your three mails in the order that they got here.  :-)

Thanks :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Luis Villa []
> > 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 be broken or too badly out of date?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.

Did roughly the same- C-c C-v. It picked up a few errors- not much. This
is mostly a pure text document- no tables or anything. So it wasn't a big



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