Bug 231622 - wrong links for help and examples
Summary: wrong links for help and examples
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grace
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: José Matos
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-09 15:52 UTC by Enrique Gomezdelcampo
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:05:30 UTC
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Description Enrique Gomezdelcampo 2007-03-09 15:52:57 UTC
Description of problem: links to help and examples not setup during installation

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

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
wrong file shows up when help or example is invoked

Expected results:
user's guide, examples 

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 José Matos 2007-03-09 16:18:02 UTC
Which browser?

All the documentation, with the single exception of the examples, works 
perfectly for me with firefox. The browser knows the correct path to the 

Comment 2 Enrique Gomezdelcampo 2007-03-09 17:08:15 UTC
With Firefox  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.

Comment 3 L 2007-05-08 02:19:59 UTC
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 firefox-  (32 bit to use flash)  Kernel:
2.6.20-1.2948.fc6 x86_64

"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
% exit

(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.

Comment 4 L 2007-05-10 01:23:28 UTC
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
% exit

Comment 5 Enrique Gomezdelcampo 2007-05-11 22:48:24 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:29:11 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
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Comment 7 Enrique Gomezdelcampo 2008-04-05 18:34:04 UTC
Same problems are still present in Fedora 8.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:12:27 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 9 Patrice Dumas 2008-12-04 20:43:39 UTC
This seems to be fixed in grace in F10.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:05:30 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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