Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146377
khelpcenter's Browse Info Pages > Alphabetically should sort entries
Last modified: 2008-03-10 08:49:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Browsing Info Pages > Alphabetically > <some initial> displays a long,
unsorted list of entries
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch Help within KDE
2.open "Browse Info Pages" sub-menu in "Contents" sidebar
3.open "Alphabetically" sub-menu
4.open any sub-menu for a particular initial, e.g. "B"
A nearly useless long, unsorted list of entries appears
A long, helpfully (alphabetically) sorted list of entries appears
upstream bugs.kde.org shows this as *RESOLVED* bug 43815, fixed 2003-05-01
Could this have been broken by improper UTF-8 locale-ization for en-us?
This is the duplicate of Bug # 146470, that I couldn't find. I
couldn't find it because I typoed kdehelpcenter for khelpcenter in the
Upon further examination:
1) this doesn't seem to have anything to do with
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43815 - the codebase has changed
quite a bit since then, and that bug concerned merely an inverted sort
2) The sort (dis-)order is stable across invocations of khelpcenter. I
haven't been able to reproduce the sort (dis-) order of the list of
entries under D with any other tool.
*** Bug 146470 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reported upstream as: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98092
For example, the Browse Info Pages>Alphabetically>B submenu appears as:
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
No change in problem w/ subsequent versions
I cannot reproduce this issue with kde-3.5.3 in fc5-update and rawhide.
You should update to new kde version.
I am running:
pequod(~) rpm -qa | grep kde
Just now, when I perform the steps to reproduce, I see exactly the same,
un-alphabetical, disordered list as in comment #5.
I see this behavior on two different machines, both of which have undergone
clean installs (of FC4 and then of FC5) since I initially filed this bug. It is
independent of user account as well.
What _exactly_ do you see when you perform the steps to reproduce?
How could this bug be so remarkably reproducible here, yet unreproducible there??
Maybe it depends on your LANG settings?
pequod(~) echo $LANG
Should I use some other, (non-default) setting?
I have en_US.UTF-8, I can't reproduce this.
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 8?
it's fixed in current F8