[erlang-questions] 14A wants 'fop', what/where?
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.
On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Ryan Zezeski <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Richard O'Keefe <>
> > 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
> * `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.
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