Bug 132218 - Yelp menu incomplete (scrollkeeper?)
Summary: Yelp menu incomplete (scrollkeeper?)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yelp   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
URL: http://members.gtw.net/~deisenst/yelp...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-09 22:42 UTC by David Eisenstein
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-08 16:02:39 UTC
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Description David Eisenstein 2004-09-09 22:42:43 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; de-DE; rv:1.4.1)

Description of problem:
The problem with not getting a full menu when running "help" or "yelp" is
with the scrollkeeper program, but it affects yelp users.  One of the
scrollkeeper programs is responsible for creating a temporary file with a
list of contents -- /usr/bin/scrollkeeper-get-cl .  It uses a set of 5
temporary files, named "/tmp/scrollkeeper-tempfile.0"
"/tmp/scrollkeeper-tempfile.1" ...  "/tmp/scrollkeeper-tempfile.4",
one for
each time this program is called.

These files get cycled through.  When it's time to use a file that's owned
by another user, this program fails.

For example, lets say on a freshly-installed system, dave uses yelp twice.
Then bill gets on and uses yelp three more times.  The temporary files
by the scrollkeeper-get-cl program would then look like this:

-rwxr--r--    1 dave     dave        43798 Sep  7 18:28
-rwxr--r--    1 dave     dave        43798 Sep  7 18:29
-rwxr--r--    1 bill     bill        43798 Sep  7 18:30
-rwxr--r--    1 bill     bill        43798 Sep  7 18:31
-rwxr--r--    1 bill     bill        43798 Sep  7 18:33

When bill goes to use yelp yet one more time, the full menu will not
appear, because bill cannot delete and re-use the
file.  Every time thereafter that bill goes to use yelp, it will fail to
show a full content menu, unless dave uses it twice.  User sue, tom, and
frank may was well forget being able to see a full menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yelp-2.4.0-1  scrollkeeper-0.3.12-2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
(see description)    

Actual Results:  (See description and the images 
at <http://members.gtw.net/~deisenst/yelp/Yelp_bug.html>.)

Expected Results:  (See description and the images 
at <http://members.gtw.net/~deisenst/yelp/Yelp_bug.html>.)

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Eisenstein 2004-12-08 16:02:39 UTC
Okay, according to gnome.org's Bugzilla, # 113151 at

this bug was fixed with scrollkeeper-0.3.14.  This should not be a
problem with FC2 or FC3.  More about this problem is documented in
the Scrollkeeper website in their bug-tracking system, issue #
798614, at

I am closing this, as hopefully a FC1 user can just download the
FC2 scrollkeeper-0.3.14-2.1.src.rpm or .i386.rpm and get the problem


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