Bug 23553 - gnome-help-browser can't find info pages
gnome-help-browser can't find info pages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-07 15:50 EST by sdh4
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-08 10:37:23 EST
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Description sdh4 2001-01-07 15:50:17 EST
gnome-help-browser from older versions of RedHat created a configuration
file in the .gnome directory called "GnomeHelp", which includes the line:
With RH7.0 the info files have been moved to /usr/share/info, and
gnome-help-browser overrides its internal path default with the
configuration file and can't find the info pages.

Workaround: ln -s /usr/share/info /usr/info

Solution: gnome-help-browser should automatically append its default
path to any user specified path. It also should not write such data
to the configuration file unless specifically requested by the user
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-01-08 10:29:49 EST
Have verified this to be true in the test lab on a stock 7.0 box. Also verified
that the suggested fix does in fact solve the problem. Changing status to
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2001-02-01 19:01:18 EST
Will be fixed in gnome-core-1.2.4-5

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