application help cannot be opened - yelp is missing

Bug #1252421 reported by Daniel Kessel on 2013-11-18
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnumeric (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

I am using trusty.

I tried opening the application help using the F1 key. The help won't open, because yelp is missing.

I guess "yelp" should be a package dependency for gnumeric, then...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnumeric 1.12.6-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-2.7-generic 3.12.0
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-2-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.6-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 18 19:54:49 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-18 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20131118)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnumeric
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Daniel Kessel (dkessel) wrote :
Daniel Kessel (dkessel) wrote :

This was on Lubuntu.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1252421

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brendan Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

I get the same message but looking more on packages.ubuntu.com. One thing is the package gnumeric doc which has yelp as depency is listed as a recomend but not installed in lubuntu by defualt. I am seeing after a new install in lubuntu and to install gnumeric. Also to install gnumeric-doc will take 48 more megabytes of space which would increase the size of the iso which for lubuntu is intended to fit on a cd so needs to be under 700 mb. I could get yelp to launch with sudo apt-get install gnumeric-doc.

Running a testdrive for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Gnumeric did not pass as I too have experienced the error when pressing F1 for the help menu and received the message:
"Unable to start the help browser (yelp).
The system error message is:

Failed to execute child process "yelp" (No such file or directory) "

Build tested: Lubuntu Desktop i386
version: 20140107

Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1252421

tags: added: iso-testing
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