kde4 apps can not launch khelpcenter

Bug #1378746 reported by Jonathan Riddell on 2014-10-08
This bug affects 2 people
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Kubuntu PPA
Scarlett Gately Moore

Bug Description

kde4 apps can not launch khelpcenter
Help -> Konsole Handbook -> "Could not find service khelpcenter"

Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2014-10-08
tags: added: plasma5
Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

khelpcenter is not installed by default. Is this on purpose? Anyway to fix, apt-get install khelpcenter

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

It is, but it's the plasma 5 khelpcenter that's installed. But there's no reason why they can't be compatible

Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

Ahh yes I see now. Investigating.

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

the binary is the same so it must be looking for a kservice file to tell is what binary to run
what happens if you keep khelpcentre from plasma5 installed but also have
from khelpcenter4 ?

Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

Ok so I applied a version of https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/119589/ to achieve this and khelpcenter does indeed start with it. But, the documentation is not found for most apps. So I am inquiring if there is a better way to achieve found documents than
kbuildsyscoca4 which is in kdelibs5... that defeats the purpose of kf5.

Changed in kubuntu-ppa:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Scarlett Clark (sgclark)
Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

ok so for kde4 apps kdelibs5 is of course needed duh. anyway kbuildsycoca4 was no help here. Our problem is
The only docs found by khelpcenter is in /usr/share/doc/HTML/en but kde4 apps install docs into /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en
The question is is this upstream or did we change the paths somewhere?

Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

good news is the launching of khelpcenter RR has been given a ship it. Still need to fix the path problem.

Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

Filed bug https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=340508 upstream. Lets see what they say.

Scarlett Gately Moore (sgclark) wrote :

packaging issue that is being fixed per package. Rules file was pointing documentation to the wrong location.

Changed in kubuntu-ppa:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kubuntu-ppa:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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