The package claims to support CHM files but it does not

Bug #277007 reported by Kishore on 2008-10-02
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This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Graphics
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
kdegraphics (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Harald Sitter
Nominated for Jaunty by Nick Sanders
Nominated for Karmic by Jeremy Bicha

Bug Description

The extra backends package is present to support for additional backends. The package description claims support for CHM files among others, however opening a chm file with okular results in an error that it could not be opened.

I have also compiled kde from sources and okular does support chm files, hence i consider this a packaging bug.

Related branches

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

libchm is in universe, okular/kdegraphics in main. This needs further evaluation whether we can link against libchm at all.

Changed in kdegraphics:
assignee: nobody → apachelogger
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Nick Sanders (nicksanders11) wrote :

In the meantime please can you remove

  * Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (CHM)

from the package description for okular-extra-backends as it confusing

also it does not support ePub format as claimed. However, as with libchm1 it is also in universe. Therefore the package only adds support for djvu and tiff. There should be a Universe package that is a drop in replacement that supports all the formats.

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Unknown → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kdegraphics - 4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2

---------------
kdegraphics (4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Do not advertise support for backends we don't compile
    (LP: #277007, #345672)
  * Add kubuntu_02_kolourpaint_qt_crash_fix.diff to work around the Qt crash
    that is otherwise present. (LP: #334868)
    - Drop kubuntu_01_kolourpaint.desktop-graphicssytem.diff, replaced by the
      above

 -- Jonathan Thomas <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:14:22 -0400

Changed in kdegraphics (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

> libchm is in universe, okular/kdegraphics in main. This needs further evaluation
> whether we can link against libchm at all.

Are there any news on this?
I would like to file a bug to create an okular-extra-backends-universe package which contains chm and epub support. Is there any point to this?

Changed in kdegraphics:
status: Invalid → Unknown
namsilat (talismana) wrote :

I am looking to use Okular on epub files on my Windows XP computer. According to the product site, "ebook tool" is needed for it. I downloaded "ebook too", but could not figure out how to install it to be used with Okular. I got as far as with compiling ebook tool with cmake, but it's missing some files from Borland's compiler, which is suppose to be free. I have searched the site high and low, but all the links that I came across were broken. Frankly, even if I find the compiler, I probably would not know exactly what to do. I don't even know which directory to put the ebook tool files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Changed in kdegraphics:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2012-09-05
Changed in kdegraphics:
importance: Medium → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
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