Bug 128030 - python help command can't find the python documentation
python help command can't find the python documentation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mihai Ibanescu
Brock Organ
: 136091 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-07-16 11:11 EDT by Robin Green
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.3.4-6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-03 08:27:22 EDT
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Description Robin Green 2004-07-16 11:11:32 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040622

Description of problem:
I tried to look up the documentation for "print" with the
help("print") command, but I got an error about documentation not
being found, despite the fact that I'd install the python-docs RPM.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start python
2. Type help("print")

Actual Results:  Sorry, topic and keyword documentation is not
available because the Python
HTML documentation files could not be found.  If you have installed them,
please set the environment variable PYTHONDOCS to indicate their location.

Expected Results:  Should have displayed docs

Additional info:

Obviously I can set PYTHONDOCS - but I think that either the python
RPM should be compiled such that it knows the correct place to find
the docs on a fedora system, OR the python-docs package should set the
PYTHONDOCS environment variable in /etc/profile.d. I favour the former
Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2004-07-16 11:13:22 EDT
Agreed on the former, I'll see what I can do.
Comment 2 Mihai Ibanescu 2004-10-17 16:16:02 EDT
*** Bug 136091 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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