Introduction to OpenJade

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

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

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OpenJade Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of OpenJade

First fix problems when building with newer compilers:

patch -Np1 -i ../openjade-1.3.2-upstream-1.patch

Now fix a compilation problem with perl-5.16 and later:

sed -i -e '/getopts/{N;s#&G#g#;s#do;##;}' \
       -e '/use POSIX/ause Getopt::Std;'

Install OpenJade by running the following commands:

export CXXFLAGS="$CXXFLAGS -fno-lifetime-dse"            &&
./configure --prefix=/usr                                \
            --mandir=/usr/share/man                      \
            --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

export CXXFLAGS=...: This command prevents segmentation faults when the package is compiled with gcc-6.1.

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

As the root user:

echo "SYSTEM \"\" \
    \"/usr/share/xml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.5/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 2018-08-14 19:28:50 -0700