Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Xpressive problems
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-05 17:08:37
Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Looks like your
>>> using docbook
>>> statement has incorrect paths (or paths that cygwin xsltproc can't
>> My user-config.jam has no "using docbook". There is no mention of
>> a using in
My bad: I meant the "using boostbook" declaration, see the "Configuring
local DocBook XSL and DTD distributions" section in the docs you mention.
>>>>> /bin/sh: line 1: gs: command not found
>>>>> gs -version > gs.version
>>> Looks like you don't have the cygwin version of ghostscript
>>> installed (ghostscript as well as LaTex are required by
>>> accumulators docs).
>> The cygwin installer says ghostscript is installed, and I can see gs
>> and related files in bin, so I don't think that's a problem.
Strange, because the command "gs -version" is clearly failing in the build
>>> Beman, I'll look into starting a test case, but I honestly think
>>> you're wasting your time using cygwin. I'd much rather see you
>>> using all win32 builds of bjam/xsltproc/doxygen etc.
>> The recommendation in
>> https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/BoostDocs/GettingStarted is to
>> use cygwin. Daniel pressed me to use cygwin back when I was using
>> win32 versions of some of the tools, and indeed problems were reduced
>> when I switched to cygwin. Given the long length of the tool chain, I
>> really don't want to have to manually search for and install, and
>> up to date win32 versions.
Sigh. Difference of opinion then. All I can say is that I gave up on
cygwin tools ages ago, because of precisely these kinds of issues :-(
I'll give cygwin another try on the test docs and see how far I get...
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