Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231622
wrong links for help and examples
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:05:30 EST
Description of problem: links to help and examples not setup during installation
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always. The symbolic links to the correct files are not set during installation
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start grace
2. click on help->User's Guide
3. The user's guide does not come up, instead the commerce.gov website shows up
in the browser
wrong file shows up when help or example is invoked
user's guide, examples
This has been going on for a while with grace. It is very simple to fix. In
/usr/share/grace delete the symbolic link to bin, and create symbolic links to
/usr/share/doc/grace-5.1.21/doc and /usr/share/doc/grace-5.1.21/examples.
All the documentation, with the single exception of the examples, works
perfectly for me with firefox. The browser knows the correct path to the
With Firefox 126.96.36.199 This has been going on with Grace for a while and not
only in FC6. The symbolic links to help and examples are not created. My system
is vanilla FC6 and updated through yum.
Why are examples broken?
Unlike OP, on my updated FC6 install the following work as expected: UserGuide,
Tutorial, FAQ, Changes. Also License Terms and About. Browser: i386 Firefox
188.8.131.52 firefox-184.108.40.206-5.fc6 (32 bit to use flash) Kernel:
"Examples" do not link properly to the files in /usr/share/doc/grace-5.1.21/examples
"Comments" tries to open a broken URL
How a user can fix Examples (following OP) for grace-5.1.21-1.fc6
$ su -
% ln -s /usr/share/doc/grace-5.1.21/examples
(Does the symbolic link to /usr/bin serve any purpose? /usr/bin is already part
of my user default path. My Examples work without needing to delete the link.)
Question: does anyone else have a problem where Grace is unresponsive for 5-6
seconds after opening an Example? It comes back eventually, and there is no CPU
usage, but it is annoying to wait. Very minor problem.
Edit: The "how to fix Examples" above only works in the /usr/share/grace
directory, revised version follows
$ su -
% cd /usr/share/grace
% ln -s /usr/share/doc/grace-5.1.21/examples
Yes, I also have that unresponsiveness for 5-6 seconds after opening an example
in Grace. I wonder what it is, it did not use to happen before.
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This seems to be fixed in grace in F10.
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