[mapserver-dev] generation of trunk documentation failed on mapserver.org

Lars Lingner ml at lingner.eu
Wed Jan 13 03:42:24 EST 2010


yesterday Alan Boudreault and I wanted to test the new 404 handler. But
we had some trouble getting sphinx running.

The error message when doing "make html" is

Could not import extension rst2pdf.pdfbuilder (exception: cannot import
name _Container)

It looks like one/some dependencies are missing. I tried a installation
on a virtual machine, but with a recent version of Fedora. These are the
steps to get it running:

yum install python-setuptools-devel
yum install python-reportlab
yum install rst2pdf
yum install python-imaging (for support other than jpg)
easy_install -U Sphinx

After that i could run "make html" on a fresh checkout of trunk/docs
without errors.

But as I said that is a recent version of Fedora (12)

Maybe this helps anyone to fix the current setup on mapserver.org


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