Package Details: htmldoc 1.9.5-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: htmldoc
Description: HTML Conversion Software
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: mortdeus
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 27
Popularity: 0.000487
First Submitted: 2013-05-14 17:51
Last Updated: 2019-01-27 11:39

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dbermond commented on 2018-02-08 01:06

I've adopted this package. Now it's building and working fine.


Frontier commented on 2018-02-02 12:08

I've uploaded a fixed PKGBUILD here:

cswl commented on 2017-12-01 07:08

Anyone have a updated PKGBUILD?

codepilot commented on 2017-10-24 14:30

Hi, the current PKGBUILD is not working because it points to an invalid file (

I noticed that the project has been moved to GitHub and provides active releases from there, may you update in in AUR to point there? Archives can be found at

(edited two times, copied wrong link)

sikmir commented on 2017-03-03 06:40

1. Upstream URL:
2. Sources:
3. errno.patch is not needed anymore.
4. "replace obsolete libgnutls-config withreplace obsolete libgnutls-config with pkg-config pkg-config" is not needed anymore.

konfou commented on 2016-09-21 18:21

Also the upstream url given seems to not be the project's main
page for more than two years (looking with Internet Archive). It
should be changed to

konfou commented on 2016-09-21 18:07

Zeniff: I'm having the same issue. It seems HTMLDOC_DATA is being set
wrong during the build, as setting this var to default solves it.
As a temp workaround I have saved the following in /etc/profile.d/
export HTMLDOC_DATA="/usr/share/htmldoc"
or if using (t)csh saving instead in /etc/profile.d/htmldoc.csh:
setenv HTMLDOC_DATA "/usr/share/htmldoc"

Zeniff commented on 2016-04-30 06:29

(Sorry for the long post; trying to give as much detail as I can..)

It seems to hardcode where it "looks for" font files to be the build directory, even though it actually "installs" the font files in the right place.

It works fine, UNTIL I rename/remove the build dir after installing the built pkg:
htmldoc /builds/htmldoc-rename-to-test/src/htmldoc-1.8.29/doc/intro.html

It fails, giving LOTS of repeated errors like:
ERR005: Unable to open font width file /builds/htmldoc/pkg/htmldoc/usr/share/htmldoc/fonts/Dingbats.afm!
ERR005: Unable to open psglyphs data file!
ERR005: Unable to open character set file iso-8859-1!
ERR005: Unable to open font width file /builds/htmldoc/pkg/htmldoc/usr/share/htmldoc/fonts/Courier.afm!

But it works if you prefix the htmldoc command with the correct location:
HTMLDOC_DATA=/usr/share/htmldoc/ htmldoc /builds/htmldoc-rename-to-test/src/htmldoc-1.8.29/doc/intro.html

I thought this patch from Gentoo would work, but it didn't:

HOWEVER! The AUR PKGBUILD from 2014-08-10, which installs version 1.8.27-4 DOES work!

I tried comparing sources from 1.8.27-4 and 1.8.29-1, but all I can guess is that it might have something to do with the variables:
....which I tried to change in ./configure, but that did not help.

NOTE: datarootdir seems to be a newly added (not in 1.8.27) variable in versions starting with 1.8.28, which don't work! So that's my best guess for what's causing it....

ALSO! WithOUT using makepkg and just doing "./configure prefix=/somedir/, make, make install", it DID work to install AND use fonts correctly!

So, is this a bug in the PKGBUILD, upstream, or something else?

I'm not sure what else to try.... :(

jamesan commented on 2016-03-25 03:36

Apologies for my lack of attention to this package. I've removed the changelog from the sources array (which is the prevailing current packaging standard), and have updated the version and hash values to the latest upstream. The errno.patch needs to be re-rerolled at some point, but it still currently applies correctly (with a line offset).

I've also added grimsock as co-maintainer to prevent me from being the bottleneck to updating this moving forward.

Kazun commented on 2016-02-23 22:29

Here is correct md5sums