Yelp required for help

Bug #725292 reported by SteVe Cook
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnumeric (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnumeric

The actual error message from Help > Contents is:

Unable to start the help browser (yelp).
The system error message is:

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

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnumeric 1.10.13-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 25 21:43:13 2011
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - i386 (20101203)
SourcePackage: gnumeric

Since the documentation requires yelp to display properly, open a terminal and type:
    sudo apt-get install yelp

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SteVe Cook (yorvyk) wrote :
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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this issue. Unfortunately, this is an issue in Lubuntu, not gnumeric. Lubuntu needs to insure that yelp is installed with gnumeric, for help to work correctly.

affects: gnumeric (Ubuntu) → lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
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Jonathan Marsden (jmarsden) wrote :

If yelp is required for gnumeric to work correctly, then I would think that it should include yelp in its Depends: line.

This would mean that yelp is installed automatically when gnumeric is, and so that the software that generates package lists for Ubuntu distributions (germinate) sees this need and lists yelps as something which should be included.

Therefore, if yelp is in fact needed by gnumeric, the lack of yelp in the Depends: line of the gnumeric package seems to me to be clearly a gnumeric packaging bug, not an Lubuntu issue.

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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Since gnumeric-doc already recommends yelp, it should be changed to a depends. Without yelp installed, the documentation is not readable.

Request that yelp be changed from recommends to depends for gnumeric-doc, which is part of the gnumeric package.

affects: lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → gnumeric (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jose Ernesto Davila (josernestodavila)
Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in gnumeric (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jose Ernesto Davila (josernestodavila) → nobody
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