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Bug 1410884 - git help --web doesn't work, looks in wrong directory
Summary: git help --web doesn't work, looks in wrong directory
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: git-core
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Wright
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-06 17:30 UTC by Alan Jenkins
Modified: 2017-11-16 20:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-16 20:19:57 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Alan Jenkins 2017-01-06 17:30:11 UTC
Description of problem:

`git help --web` complains:

 fatal: '/usr/share/doc/git': not a documentation directory.

The correct directory is /usr/share/doc/git-core-doc

$ find /usr/share/doc/git-core-doc -name *.html | wc
    235     235   11688

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce: git help --web git

Actual results:
 fatal: '/usr/share/doc/git': not a documentation directory.

Expected results: opens documentation in a web browser

Additional information:

git appears designed to support changing the path at build time, so this shouldn't be particularly difficult to fix:

$ git --html-path

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2017-11-16 18:49:13 UTC
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Comment 2 Alan Jenkins 2017-11-16 20:19:57 UTC
Works in F26, at least.  Thanks Chris, or whoever fixed this :).

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