Broken symlinks in /usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/en_GB/

Bug #893944 reported by Andrew Rendle
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Bug Description

In /usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/en_GB/ there are symlinks to two files which don't exist (goscustdesk.xml to /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/goscustdesk.xml and gosfeedback.xml to /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/gosfeedback.xml) and as a result Gnome help don't work - for example, clicking Help>Contents in a Nautilus window shows a message "Could not parse file. The file ‘///usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/en_GB/user-guide.xml’ could not be parsed because one or more of its included files is not a well-formed XML document."

$ ls -l /usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/en_GB/
total 28
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 2011-05-26 11:39 figures
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2011-05-26 11:39 glossary.xml -> ../en_AU/glossary.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2011-05-26 11:39 gosbasic.xml -> ../en_AU/gosbasic.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 63 2011-05-26 11:39 goscustdesk.xml -> /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/goscustdesk.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 2011-05-26 11:39 goseditmainmenu.xml -> ../en_AU/goseditmainmenu.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 63 2011-05-26 11:39 gosfeedback.xml -> /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/gosfeedback.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2011-05-26 11:39 gosnautilus.xml -> ../en_AU/gosnautilus.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2011-05-26 11:39 gosoverview.xml -> ../en_AU/gosoverview.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2011-05-26 11:39 gospanel.xml -> ../en_AU/gospanel.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 2011-05-26 11:39 gosstartsession.xml -> ../en_AU/gosstartsession.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 60 2011-05-26 11:39 gostools.xml -> /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/gostools.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 62 2011-05-26 11:39 user-guide.xml -> /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/user-guide.xml

$ ls /usr/share/gnome/help-langpack/user-guide/en_GB/
gostools.xml user-guide.xm

A simple fix is to replace the broken links with ones to the equivalent en_AU files, as is done for the other files that don't have an en_GB version.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-user-guide-en 2.30.0+git20100403ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-35.78-generic 2.6.32.46+drm33.20
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-35-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 23 10:19:03 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-user-docs

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Andrew Rendle (andrew-andrewr) wrote :
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Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

Thank you for submitting this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better.

I investigated this some tonight and I believe it was fixed in Natty, when the documents package rolled to 3.0. The specific files and symlinks were replaced with a new structure at that point. (The bug did still exist in Maverick). I did not find a specific changelog entry that shows where this was fixed, so per policy, I am marking it as Invalid.

Changed in gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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