[GNC-dev] Issues with FOP - PDF generation

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 14 10:27:36 EDT 2018


> On Sep 14, 2018, at 10:11 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> On Sep 14, 2018, at 4:49 AM, D via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
>> 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...
> I build the docs for distribution on a Linux VM so I’ve never installed FOP directly on MacOS. 
> The catch is the invocation of FOP: The instructions on the page you gave just copy jars to ~/Library/Java/Extensions and say to invoke it with 
>  java  java org.apache.fop.cli.Main -fo
> pdf.make wants to just say “fop” so you need a to arrange for that with a two-line shell file
>  #!/bin/sh
>  java  java org.apache.fop.cli.Main -fo $@
> named fop and somewhere on the path.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

Thanks for the info. I went the Brew route, which put the executable in /usr/local/bin for me.


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