Bug 1303334 - Help button is functionally dead during Rawhide Live DVD anaconda installation
Summary: Help button is functionally dead during Rawhide Live DVD anaconda installation
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yelp
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David King
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:8dc3fb0d022ad0372ba04f33105...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-01-31 00:41 UTC by Noel McLoughlin
Modified: 2017-08-08 12:43 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1303332
: 1303335 (view as bug list)
Hypervisor process for VM: <posixuser> 3809 1 43 22:43 ? 00:13:16 qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -name f24rawhide -S -machine pc-i440fx-trusty,accel=kvm,usb=off -bios OVMF.fd -m 1024 -smp 1,sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 -uuid 559e3934-ff4e-b613-4d9d-5029d57ab943 -no-user-config -nodefaults -chardev socket,id=charmonitor,path=/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/f24rawhide.monitor,server,nowait -mon chardev=charmonitor,id=monitor,mode=control -rtc base=utc -no-shutdown -boot c -usb -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/f24rawhide.img,if=none,id=drive-virtio-disk0,format=raw -device virtio-blk-pci,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5,drive=drive-virtio-disk0,id=virtio-disk0 -drive file=/home/enoemcl/workspace/ISO/Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-rawhide-20160129.iso,if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,readonly=on,format=raw -device ide-drive,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-1-0,id=ide0-1-0 -netdev tap,fd=25,id=hostnet0,vhost=on,vhostfd=26 -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=hostnet0,id=net0,mac=52:54:00:c8:f1:fe,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3 -chardev pty,id=charserial0 -device isa-serial,chardev=charserial0,id=serial0 -device usb-tablet,id=input0 -vnc -vga qxl -global qxl.ram_size=67108864 -global qxl.vram_size=67108864 -device AC97,id=sound0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x4 -device virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x6
Last Closed: 2017-08-08 12:43:28 UTC
Type: ---

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GNOME Bugzilla 753443 0 None None None 2016-02-12 17:59:29 UTC

Description Noel McLoughlin 2016-01-31 00:41:03 UTC
+++ This bug was cloned from of Bug #1303332 +++

Description of problem:

1. Launch Rawhide Live DVD installer
2. Choose Install to Disk
3. During Anaconda installation process click on [Help] at any time

No help is ever observed and [Help!] button is dead and superfluous during entire Fedora Live DVD installation process.

Version-Release number of selected component:

Comment 1 Noel McLoughlin 2016-01-31 15:11:32 UTC
Observed with VM (qemu/kvm) with minimal RAM (1 GiB); increasing RAM to 1500MiB provides a more responsive experience.

Now clicking the [Help!] button opens a help window with following text:

           Unknown Error

           URL cannot be shown

Baseline is anaconda-core 24.10-1, 

Comment 2 Noel McLoughlin 2016-01-31 22:50:55 UTC
Tested with 2GiB RAM allocated to VM but behaviour is not improved. You need to click [Help!] a few times and a help window may appear.

Comment 3 Martin Kolman 2016-02-12 17:30:57 UTC
This is a regression in yelp, introduced in the 3.18 series - it fails at opening paths to files provided from the command line, which is what Anaconda (and probably other software) use to present help content to users with yelp.

For F23 this has been tracked as bug 1276226 and "fixed" by downgrading yelp to the 3.17, which is why yelp works in the F23 installer & system. But on Rawhide (and thus for F24 in the future) the regression has still not been fixed.

A simple way to check:

echo "Hello world!" > test.txt
yelp test.txt

This works correctly on F23 (shows "Hello world!" in the yelp window) but is broken on Rawhide (shows "URL cannot be shown").

Comment 4 Martin Kolman 2016-02-12 17:59:29 UTC
Looks the fix is being worked on:

Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 14:22:39 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2017-06-14 12:14:46 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2017-08-08 12:43:28 UTC
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