Problems with PDF Output
bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Thu Nov 27 18:48:01 PST 2008
On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 03:16:30PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> We need to discuss a couple of issues.
> 1. How do we handle the bootscripts and udev config files' excessive line
> length? We can go in and adjust the bootscripts' line lengths to have a max of
> 72 characters, but the udev config does not allow line breaks.
Actually... it does. Or at least, it did. ;-)
I'm not sure which udev version introduced this option, but you can
actually do line continuation with the backslash-newline pair; or at
least, you could with whatever udev we were using when we removed that
warning from the book. (That is, the warning that said you couldn't do
> 2. How do we break up long <screen></screen> sections so the rendering goes
> across multiple pages?
This one, I don't know. And actually, doing line continuation is going
to make this problem worse, since splitting a line means it'll now take
more vertical space.
> One solution would be to strip the bootscripts and udev files completely from
> the book (at least for the pdf rendering) as was done before 6.4.
Hmm; I think I'd be in favor of stripping this out of the PDF (but
probably not the book). But as you say, this doesn't help with the
table for man-db.
What may work for that is to combine several (or all) of the ISO-8859-1
encoding languages into one row. But that may cause issues with width.
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