Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem (and fix?) building pdfs from docbook
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 07:21:53 +0200

Ulf Lamping wrote:
Jaap Keuter schrieb:

Changing "fop.extensions" to "fop1.extensions" just addresses a non-existing object. That is the same as removing it or commenting out, as you did. You can just set it to "0", as the comment says "FOP 0.93 doesn't handle them, yet". Neither does 0.94, so it seems.
So I don't understand why this fails at all. If "fop.extensions" is ignored on 0.93 and later, then it shouldn't matter if it's set or not and how it's set ;-)
I say "doesn't handle", you say "ignored". That is not the same.  FOP 0.93 
does handle extensions, just not this one. So it fails when generating PDF 
The 0.94 release notes say it supports named destinations, but I haven't seen 
that working yet.
But obviously it seems to have some effect :-(
Unfortunately :(

I'm also still having trouble with the graphics. :(
I get java null pointer exceptions when it tries to load the bitmaps of the 
pictures. I'm not sure what that is about, maybe fop, xalan and xerces aren't 
playing nice.
Since 0.20.5 is still omnipresent I would leave it like it is.
On Windows, you have to use a copy of the FOP zip contents "installed" by hand, usually only for Wireshark development (even if you need it for a different project, you could keep different FOP versions in different places). So me personally don't care which FOP version to use unless it's working well.
I don't have a clue about the version situation on the various Unix 
based systems, but if I understand you correct, 0.20.5 seems to be still 
quite common ...
Regards, ULFL