Introduction to xmlto

The xmlto is a front-end to an XSL toolchain. It chooses an appropriate stylesheet for the conversion you want and applies it using an external XSL-T processor. It also performs any necessary post-processing.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

xmlto Dependencies


docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.78.1, and libxslt-1.1.28

Optional (for DVI, PDF, and postscript backend post-processing)

dblatex, PassiveTeX, and fop-1.1

Optional (for text backend post-processing)

One of w3m-0.5.3, Links-2.8, or Lynx-2.8.8rel.2

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xmlto

Installation of xmlto

Install xmlto by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: xmlif and xmlto
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/xmlto

Short Descriptions


is a conditional processing instructions for XML.


applies an XSL stylesheet to an XML document.

Last updated on 2014-08-22 13:59:17 -0700