[GNC-dev] Issues with FOP - PDF generation

D sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 14 07:49:58 EDT 2018

On September 14, 2018, at 1:59 AM, "Frank H. Ellenberger" <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com> wrote:

>Am 14.09.18 um 03:55 schrieb David T. via gnucash-devel:
>> OK, so I thought it would be nice to look at the changes I am implementing in the documentation in PDF format, since I am rather old school, and like to see the changes in a print format.
>> I went to the wiki, and followed the new directions there to try to compile pdf documentation. 
>which page?


>> First, I ran ./autogen.sh, and aside from numerous warnings about a non-POSIX variable name, everything went well.
>> Next, I changed to build and ran ../configure, and buried in there is the message:
>> configure: WARNING: fop not found. You will not be able to generate PDF files.
>> Ah. The wiki didn’t mention anything about this;
>Such dependencies are usually in a specific README.dependencies or
>direct in the README[.md] file.
>> a search online indicates that fop refers to Apache FOP, and I followed directions at http://www.working-software.com/node/18 <http://www.working-software.com/node/18>; to copy the various jar files into ~/Library/Java/Extensions
>Strange, I had only to install a package xmlgraphics-fop, but Macos
>might behave different.
>Result of 'which fop' returns a usable path like "/usr/bin/fop"?I

That seems odd; the install page at Apache says it's a java app, and installation consists of copying jar files. No mention of /usr/bin...

Unfortunately, MacOS is different. Maybe John has advice for me...

>Hope this helps a few steps further.


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