saxon6 - The SAXON XSLT Processor from Michael Kay

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename saxon6-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm
Package name saxon6
Package version 6.5.5
Package release 14.5
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category Productivity/Publishing/XML
License MPL-1.0
Maintainer -
Download size 441.76 KB
Installed size 472.76 KB
The SAXON package is a collection of tools for processing XML
documents. The main components are:
* An XSLT processor, which implements the Version 1.0 XSLT and XPath
Recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium, found at and with a number of
powerful extensions. This version of Saxon also includes many of
the new features defined in the XSLT 1.1 working draft, but for
conformance and portability reasons these are not available if
the stylesheet header specifies version="1.0".
* A Java library, which supports a similar processing model to XSL,
but allows full programming capability, which you need if you
want to perform complex processing of the data or to access
external services such as a relational database
* A slightly improved version of the Aelfred parser from Microstar.
(But you can use SAXON with any SAX-compliant XML parser if you
So you can use SAXON by writing XSLT stylesheets, by writing Java
applications, or by any combination of the two.


Package Version Architecture Repository
saxon6-6.5.5-40.9.noarch.rpm 6.5.5 noarch JAVA
saxon6 - - -


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/usr/sbin/update-alternatives -
jaxp_parser_impl -


Name Value
jaxp_transform_impl = saxon6-6.5.5
saxon -
saxon6 = 6.5.5-14.5


Type URL
Binary Package saxon6-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm
Source Package saxon6-6.5.5-14.5.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install saxon6 rpm package:

# zypper install saxon6




2017-09-18 -
- Specify java source and target 1.6 to fix build with jdk9
2017-05-19 -
- Do not require javapackage-tools
2014-07-11 -
- Fix update-alternatives code.
2014-06-27 -
- Fix build on SLE11
2013-09-09 -
- Move from jpackage-utils to javapackage-tools
2013-08-12 -
- implement batch support for saxon: saxon-batch
* requested by docu team
* adds saxon6-batch script with new -batch/-style arguments, which
allows to proceed more XML files per one JVM launch removing the
bootleneck in docu build
2013-07-11 -
- Added Recommends for saxon6-scripts and xml-commons-resolver
Usually Saxon6 is used by invocation from a Shell, thus it
is more convenient to have the corresponding script installed
Additionally, XML tools like Saxon needs also XML catalog support
for mapping URIs to local paths (especially useful for DocBook users)
2012-12-04 -
- fix bnc#739498 - remove GPL covered com/icl/saxon/aelfred/XmlParser
used the original permissive version from and backport few fixes
of later version
* saxon-add-fixes-from-com-isl-saxon-aelfred.patch
2012-11-29 -
- add saxon provides to make bnc#780666 really fixed
* add saxon-$subpackage to some important subpackages too
2012-11-08 -
- Fixed saxon6 script (needs saxon6.jar)

See Also

Package Description
saxon6-aelfred-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm Java XML parser
saxon6-demo-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm Demos for saxon6
saxon6-fop-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm FOP support for saxon6
saxon6-javadoc-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for saxon6
saxon6-jdom-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm JDOM support for saxon6
saxon6-manual-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm Manual for saxon6
saxon6-scripts-6.5.5-14.5.noarch.rpm Utility scripts for saxon6
saxon8-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm Java Basic XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 implementation
saxon8-demo-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm Demos for saxon8
saxon8-dom-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm DOM support for saxon8
saxon8-javadoc-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for saxon8
saxon8-jdom-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm JDOM support for saxon8
saxon8-manual-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm Manual for saxon8
saxon8-scripts-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm Utility scripts for saxon8
saxon8-sql-B.8.8-132.5.noarch.rpm SQL support for saxon8