[erlang-questions] 14A wants 'fop', what/where?

Michael Turner <>
Thu Sep 9 07:42:01 CEST 2010


It's unfortunate that Erlang installation still has these dependencies, when
you consider that xmerl offers something like XSLT functionality, and (last
I checked), there's something called NErlGuten that might substitute
entirely for FOP.  I suppose it's only a minor annoyance.  OTOH, there's
this theory that PHP won out over a huge field of server-side scripting
languages in the late 90s (some of them probably better) because it was the
easiest to install.

-michael turner



On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Ryan Zezeski <> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Richard O'Keefe <>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm installing R14A.
> >
> > documentation  :
> >                 fop is missing.
> >                 Using fakefop to generate placeholder PDF files.
> >
> > This is the first Erlang installation I've done where this came up.
> > Presumably fop is a processor for XML-FO.  Where do I get it?
> >
> >
> >
> I think this is only needed if you want to locally generate the
> documentation as PDF?  I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain it's not
> needed for a working VM.  Of course, maybe you already know that.
>
> Straight from INSTALL.md
>
> #### Building Documentation ####
>
> *   `xsltproc` -- XSLT processor. A tool for applying XSLT stylesheets
>    to XML documents. Can be downloaded from
>    <http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/xsltproc2.html>.
> *   `fop` -- Apache FOP print formatter (requires Java). Can be downloaded
>    from <http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop>.
>
> If you're on OSX or Linux you should be able to use your favorite package
> manager to install.
>
> -Ryan
>


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