Generating HTML from CVS XML Source

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at
Tue Feb 18 11:24:00 PST 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Frank Gore wrote:

> Since I can't access the LFS CVS book on the web, I figured I'd download the
> XML source from CVS and generate the HTML myself... HAH! I followed the
> directions in the INSTALL and README files to the letter, and the results
> were atrocious. The listed command for generating the book only spews out all
> the text on the console (not to files), and without any HTML tags. Using the
> command to generate one big html file isn't much better. At least it outputs
> to a file, but all I get is one solid chunk of text without any linebreaks or
> HTML tags.
> Are those instructions for generating useable documents from XML source even
> up to date?

It's been a long time since I set it up, but using the Blfs Editor's
Guide (or maybe the LFS one?) I'm able to Download/Update CVS stuff, do
XML to HTML (chunks and no chunks) and convert non-chunked to text. I
ain't pretty, but gets the job done.

> Frank

Bill Maltby
lfsbill at

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