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[Bug 1869814] Re: ubuntu-docs build failure - possible solution


Thanks Shaun! It's indeed that bug. Why am I not surprised when seeing
that you filed it? :)

I grabbed a Fedora patch and submitted a Debian merge request:


It looks pretty spot on, don't you think? At least, with that patch
applied I can build ubuntu-docs 19.10.2 successfully again. A syntax
error in one of the Chinese translations is reported as warnings as

** Changed in: libxml2 (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: libxml2 (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => In Progress

** Changed in: libxml2 (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)

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  ubuntu-docs build failure - possible solution

Status in itstool package in Ubuntu:
Status in libxml2 package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  ubuntu-docs failed to build during the second Focal Fossa test


  It was itstool which failed to generate the localized zh_CN pages. If
  dropping zh_CN from ubuntu-help/Makefile.am, ubuntu-docs builds. But
  excluding the Chinese pages is apparently not an acceptable solution.

  The itstool package in focal {build-,}depends on python3. I built
  itstool in a PPA with python2 instead, and in that PPA ubuntu-docs
  built fine without modifications:


  So the root cause seems to lie neither in ubuntu-docs nor itstool. I
  would suspect that python3-libxml2 is buggy, but since itstool was
  built against python2 in eoan, it's hard to tell if it's a regression.

  Would building itstool against python2 be an acceptable workaround in

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