Bug 3625 - Unhelpful error message if you try to read the users guide and it's not installed
Summary: Unhelpful error message if you try to read the users guide and it's not insta...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-06-21 20:53 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-03 20:27:22 UTC

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Description Telsa Gwynne 1999-06-21 20:53:40 UTC
RH 6.0, gnome packages from that.

This is probably because I upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 instead of reinstalling. I didn't have a 'gnome users guide' in 5.2. When it upgraded, I think it decided that if I didn't have it before, then it didn't need installing now or something. Anyway -- tried gnome help browser off the panel. Got told, 'Error loading document: ghelp:users-guide' so went looking for the thing wondering what error there was in loading it. Error was, it turned out, that the thing didn't exist. I don't think this is a good error message for an interface that's trying to be userfriendly. "Document doesn't exist" might be more accurate, with a full path name, not just the filename.

Fix: for me, installing the guide :) For future, perhaps making it a more useful error message?

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 1999-08-03 20:27:59 UTC
I've added a note "You may not have this documentation installed on
your system." or something like this.

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