|Summary:||NAMELEN too short in sgml stylesheet|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Devrim Gündüz <devrim>|
|Component:||docbook-dtds||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||1.0-28||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-10-13 08:32:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Devrim Gündüz 2005-06-02 06:42:06 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Description of problem: The various DocBook DTDs set a NAMELEN constant that is too short for many purposes It is 44 now since years, and it should be set to a higher value; such as 256. If you grep NAMELEN `find /usr/share/sgml -name "*"` and change all "44" to something larger it will fix the problem. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): docbook-dtds-1.0-25 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Try using a name field larger than 44 in an sgml file. 2. 3. Additional info:
Comment 1 Devrim Gündüz 2005-06-02 09:33:53 UTC
There is also another bug info for RH 7.1, reported by Havoc Pennington: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=36058
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2005-06-02 13:07:30 UTC
Fixed in Fedora development, and so the next full release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will pick up the change. I don't think this problem warrants an updated package.
Comment 3 Devrim Gündüz 2005-06-02 13:14:43 UTC
There are many apps around that is experiencing problems with the NAMELEN issue, like Slony-I: http://www.slony.info. It's really not hard to keep it up with Fedora Core, but playing with RHEL is not nice. As an RPM developer, I manually bump up the NAMELEN values, but I don't think that all users can do this. BTW, are you planinng a backpatch to FC 3?
Comment 4 Devrim Gündüz 2005-06-02 13:15:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #2) > Fixed in Fedora development, and so the next full release of Red Hat Enterprise > Linux will pick up the change. I don't think this problem warrants an updated > package. There are many apps around that is experiencing problems with the NAMELEN issue, like Slony-I: http://www.slony.info. It's really not hard to keep it up with Fedora Core, but playing with RHEL is not nice. As an RPM developer, I manually bump up the NAMELEN values, but I don't think that all users can do this. So, we *really* need an updated package. This *bug* exists since 7.1, so we deserve an update. BTW, are you planinng a backpatch to FC 3?
Comment 5 Brendan O'Dea 2005-10-13 02:09:23 UTC
The 1.0-27 package still has "NAMELEN 44". You need to change the regex used in the substitution (sed doesn't match WS with \s). Something like this works: # Increase NAMELEN (bug #36058, bug #159382). sed -e's,\(NAMELEN[ \t]\+\)44\>$,\1256,' -i.namelen */docbook.dcl
Comment 6 Brendan O'Dea 2005-10-13 02:12:46 UTC
Ooop, drop the '$'...
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2005-10-13 08:32:27 UTC
Sed certainly does match WS with \s -- and you are right that the $ was causing the problem. There is whitespace at the end of the line in the original file(!). Thanks, fixed.
Comment 8 Dave Botsch 2007-10-03 19:06:37 UTC
Hi, guys. Stuff such as slony can't be built on rhel4 due to this issue. Please fix in RHEL4. Thanks.