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

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Thu Sep 9 15:30:00 CEST 2010


On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 5:17 AM, 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?

FOP has been a requirement for creating PDF files before R14A. I've
patched in fakefop support exactly because FOP is not a widespread
tool available on standard development machines. The fact that FOP
needs a lot of memory that has to be upped (with a JVM option) to not
OOM and takes pretty long for processing are other disadvantages you
probably don't want to experience. FOP is sadly neither space nor time
efficient for processing the Erlang documentation.

xsltproc (from libxslt) which you probably have installed is enough to
create man pages and html docs.


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