DocBook 4.1.2 XML Weirdness (gtk-doc install fails)

Baz brian.ewins at
Fri Jun 8 16:04:38 PDT 2007

I'm getting more gtk-doc weirdness, and I only installed it earlier
tonight. The error was:

I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
warning: failed to load external entity
compilation error: file /opt/local/share/gtk-doc/data/gtk-doc.xsl line
6 element import
xsl:import : unable to load

^^ whats interesting about this error is that its nothing to do with
the catalog, since the entities that arent resolved are all URLs. The
failing command was:
gtkdoc-mkhtml cairo ../cairo-docs.xml
(I was building cairo's docs from git with 'make doc'.)

So I tried this:
sh -x `which gtkdoc-mkhtml` cairo ../cairo-docs.xml
 and got:
... after some faff
+ /opt/local/bin/xsltproc --nonet --xinclude --stringparam
gtkdoc.bookname cairo --stringparam gtkdoc.version 1.8
/opt/local/share/gtk-doc/data/gtk-doc.xsl ../cairo-docs.xml
... then the error.

The problem is --nonet. The combination of nonet and absolute urls
(rather than local catalog references) obviously can't work.

Any idea how I could have ended up with this combo? Is there something
in macports filling in absolute urls without turning off --nonet?


On 05/06/07, Boey Maun Suang <boeyms at> wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> > Thank you for the response.  I thought I searched for a reference
> > to this issue, but apparently not well enough.  ;-)
> Well, I'd only just sent the email I mentioned when I gave you the
> link, so it's not surprising that you hadn't seen it :-)
> I've committed the fix for your problem in revision 25899 [1], so you
> should be able to upgrade the docbook-xml-4.1.2 port once the
> PortIndex has been updated on the server (in at most 12 hours) and
> gtk-doc should then install.  Let me (and the list) know if it doesn't.
> > I really appreciate all the great work you guys have done here.
> > After years, I finally got work to buy me a Mac and I'm happy to
> > see that there is a community that takes advantage of it's BSD
> > underpinnings.
> Thanks for the thanks!  I'm sure that you're far from the only one
> attracted to Macs now that the OS is based on UNIX -- though I must
> admit I bought my first Mac simply because it was the cheapest laptop
> with a combo drive at the time :-)
> Kind regards,
> Maun Suang
> [1]
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> Email: boeyms at macports dot org
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