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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [function] Trying to build pdf
From: Christian Henning (chhenning_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-06 13:30:27

Hi John, thanks for your quick answer.

> XEP from RenderX will likely give more reliable results, but leaving that
> aside for the moment...

I have installed it and it works. I mean it creates a pdf in the
bin.v2 folder but for some reason bjam doesn't copy it into the doc
folder. Do you know why?

> It's not a Boost.Build issue, it's FOP complaining that it can't handle the
> .fo XML that the XSL stylesheets generated. I just tried current SVN Trunk
> and it built for me OK (with XEP), so maybe it's a FOP bug? Or maybe your
> XSL stylesheets are out of date (I'm using docbook-xsl-1.77.1).

That's what I'm using.

> Sorry I can't be more helpful, but if this is a bug in the stylesheets (or
> quickbook) generating invalid FO, then it's likely to be very hard to track
> down :-(

No worries I'm just trying to get a pdf documentation generator going.
But the Boost Build Getting Started section should be revised. It
seems that Apache FOP might not be an option anymore...

Thanks again,

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