sgmltools-lite - convert DocBook SGML source into HTML using DSSSL

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sgmltools-lite
Package version
Package release 19
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 144 B
Download size 28.59 KB
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A text-formatting package based on SGML (Standard Generalized Markup
Language), which allows you to produce TeX/DVI/PS/PDF, HTML, RTF, and
plain ASCII (currently via w3m by default) from a single source with
other recommended and suggested packages; due to the flexible nature
of SGML, many other target formats are possible.
This tool can not handle DocBook XML yet.  For DocBook SGML only.
HTML can be generated without any other Debian text processing package,
but for the other formats the appropriate packages have to be installed.
You need to install lynx or w3m for ASCII text output (w3m is the default
txt backend).  Also jadetex is required for PS and PDF, and
linuxdoc-tools for ld2db conversion.
This system is tailored for writing technical software documentation,
an example of which are the Linux HOWTO documents.  However, there is
nothing Linux-specific about this package; it can be used for many
other types of documentation on many other systems.  It should be
useful for all kinds of printed and online documentation.
The package was formerly called linuxdoc-sgml because it originates
from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP).  The name has been changed
into sgmltools to make it clearer that there is no Linux-specific
stuff included in this package.
This is the latest version of the sgmltools series and the successor of
sgmltools v2.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sgmltools-lite_3.0.3.0.cvs.20010909-19_all.deb all Ubuntu Universe
sgmltools-lite - - -


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docbook >= 4.1-1
docbook-dsssl >= 1.71-1
jade -
openjade -
python >= 1.5
sgml-base >= 1.10


Name Value
sgmltools-2 -


Name Value
sgmltools-2 <= 2.0.2-4


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sgmltools-2 -


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Binary Package sgmltools-lite_3.0.3.0.cvs.20010909-19_all.deb
Source Package sgmltools-lite

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sgmltools-lite deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sgmltools-lite




2015-10-14 - Santiago Vila <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Switch to "3.0 (quilt)" source format.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no special changes for this).
* debian/rules: Drop some useless/unused/unnecessary stuff.
* Do not run configure script twice. Instead, run it only once and pass
appropriate parameters to "make install". This also avoids having
to rewrite scripts to remove build paths from them afterwards.
* Try to be reproducible by creating md5sums in a deterministic way.
2015-08-10 - Ralf Treinen <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload
* debian/rules:
- use option -n in gzip invocations in order to not include timestamps.
Thanks to Chris Lamb for the patch! (closes: #777011)
- set the mtimes of all files which are modified during the built to the
date of the last changelog entry. Thanks to Maria Valentina Marin
for the patch! (closes: #793720)
2012-07-16 - Adam Conrad <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
- Mark sgmltools-lite Multi-Arch: foreign.
2012-06-15 - Emanuele Rocca <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Remove postinst. It was used to execute a transitional call to
update-catalog: such a call is a noop since the new sgml-base version.
(Closes: #674914). Thanks, Helmut Grohne.
* build-{arch,indep} targets added.
* The package is architecture-independent: build files in binary-indep.
* Maintainer field set to QA Group.
* Standards-Version bumped to 3.9.3.
* FSF address updated in debian/copyright.
2008-08-24 - Matthew Johnson <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix bashism in jadewhich (Closes: #489659)
2008-01-09 - Oohara Yuuma <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* python/ correctly handles two or more successive asterisks
at the end or a single-quote in the file name given to
(since a single-quoted string can't contain a single quote in a shell, now back-quotes every character in the file name instead of
calling shellProtect())
2008-01-08 - Oohara Yuuma <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* python/ Handles the asterisk given to manually
so that it matches any number of characters.  In a shell, 'foo'* should
mean "any file whose name begins with 'foo' (not foo)" --- glob occurs
before quote removal.  (closes: #459051)
2003-07-30 - Oohara Yuuma <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: made sure that the argument of --with-dbimages
begins with / (I don't know why I call ./configure twice,
but it seems to work) (thanks to Adam DiCarlo <> for help)
(closes: #130504)
* debian/postinst, debian/prerm: no /usr/doc symlink
2002-04-11 - Oohara Yuuma <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: added version condition to Depends: python because
sgmltools requires python 1.5 or later
* src/ added missing AC_SUBST
* src/configure: regenerated
2002-04-11 - Oohara Yuuma <>
sgmltools-lite ( unstable; urgency=low
* src/ made sure that it does not check the absolute path
of programs (Debian follows the FHS, we know they are in /usr/bin)
(closes: #142156)
* src/configure: regenerated
* debian/control: no Build-Depends-Indep: now
* debian/.mew.el: removed because it has nothing to do with the package

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