no help in python console

Bug #262656 reported by Mahmoud Hossam on 2008-08-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gedit
New
Medium
gedit (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

in the python console,whenever i type "help ()" to get the interactive help,i get this:

>>> help ()

Welcome to Python 2.5! This is the online help utility.

If this is your first time using Python, you should definitely check out
the tutorial on the Internet at http://www.python.org/doc/tut/.

Enter the name of any module, keyword, or topic to get help on writing
Python programs and using Python modules. To quit this help utility and
return to the interpreter, just type "quit".

To get a list of available modules, keywords, or topics, type "modules",
"keywords", or "topics". Each module also comes with a one-line summary
of what it does; to list the modules whose summaries contain a given word
such as "spam", type "modules spam".

help>
You are now leaving help and returning to the Python interpreter.
If you want to ask for help on a particular object directly from the
interpreter, you can type "help(object)". Executing "help('string')"
has the same effect as typing a particular string at the help> prompt.
>>>

and what it should be doing is only this:
>>> help ()

Welcome to Python 2.5! This is the online help utility.

If this is your first time using Python, you should definitely check out
the tutorial on the Internet at http://www.python.org/doc/tut/.

Enter the name of any module, keyword, or topic to get help on writing
Python programs and using Python modules. To quit this help utility and
return to the interpreter, just type "quit".

To get a list of available modules, keywords, or topics, type "modules",
"keywords", or "topics". Each module also comes with a one-line summary
of what it does; to list the modules whose summaries contain a given word
such as "spam", type "modules spam".

help>

i'm using Ubuntu 8.04 on an x86 architecture system

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Aug 29 15:42:13 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gedit 2.22.3-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gedit
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

Mahmoud Hossam (mahmoudhossam) wrote :
phantez (phantez) wrote :

I successfully reproduced this bug on ubuntu 8.10 using gedit 2.24.2.

Changed in python-defaults:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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