Introduction to OpenJade

The OpenJade package contains a DSSSL engine. This is useful for SGML and XML transformations into RTF, TeX, SGML and XML.

Package Information

OpenJade Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of OpenJade

Install OpenJade by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-http --disable-static \
    --enable-default-catalog=/etc/sgml/catalog \
    --enable-default-search-path=/usr/share/sgml \
    --datadir=/usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
make install-man &&
ln -v -sf openjade /usr/bin/jade &&
ln -v -sf /usr/lib/ &&
ln -v -sf /usr/lib/ &&
ln -v -sf /usr/lib/ &&
install -v -m644 dsssl/catalog /usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2/ &&
install -v -m644 dsssl/*.{dtd,dsl,sgm} \
    /usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2 &&
install-catalog --add /etc/sgml/ \
    /usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2/catalog &&
install-catalog --add /etc/sgml/ \

Command Explanations

make install-man: This command installs the openjade man page.

--disable-static: This switch prevents the building of the static library.

--enable-http: This switch adds support for HTTP.

--enable-default-catalog=/etc/sgml/catalog: This switch sets the path to the centralized catalog.

--enable-default-search-path: This switch sets the default value of SGML_SEARCH_PATH.

--datadir=/usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2: This switch puts data files in /usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2 instead of /usr/share.

ln -v -sf ...: These commands create the Jade equivalents of OpenJade executables and libraries.

Configuring OpenJade

Configuration Information

echo "SYSTEM \"\" \
    \"/usr/share/xml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.4/docbookx.dtd\"" >> \

This configuration is only necessary if you intend to use OpenJade to process the BLFS XML files through DSSSL Stylesheets.


Installed Programs: openjade and the Jade equivalent symlink, jade
Installed Libraries:,,, and the Jade equivalent symlinks:,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/share/sgml/openjade-1.3.2

Short Descriptions


is a DSSSL engine used for transformations.


is a symlink to openjade.

Last updated on 2007-01-15 17:25:53 -0600