Quarry help does not find a web-browser

Bug #273557 reported by Leonard Michlmayr
This bug affects 2 people
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quarry (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: quarry

After playing go, I tried to look up the help from the menu Help->Contents.
An error message pops up saying:
"Failed to execute child process "mozilla" (No such file or directory)

Neither Yelp nor Mozilla works. You may browse help with a different browser, see file `/usr/share/quarry/help/C/quarry.html'."

Yelp is installed, mozilla is not:
ii yelp 2.24.0-0ubuntu1
un mozilla

I'd expect quarry to use yelp, x-www-browser, or the gnome default browser.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: quarry 0.2.0.dfsg.1-2
SourcePackage: quarry
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-3-generic x86_64

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Leonard Michlmayr (leonard-michlmayr) wrote :
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Damir (damir-sultanbekov) wrote :

Same problem. Ubuntu 10.10 (amd64)

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Damir (damir-sultanbekov) wrote :

Made simple patch to fix this problem: replaced hardcoded use of mozilla binary with xdg-open call.

xdg-utils package must be added to package requirements

Also it would be good to add scrollkeeper (or rarian-compat) as build-time dependency, as without it docbook help is not built properly.

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Damir (damir-sultanbekov) wrote :

Sorry... not experienced with all this diff/patch stuff

This version of patch should be correct (forgot -u option for diff)

tags: added: patch
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Ethan Baldridge (ethan-superiordocumentservices) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report and patch! I just found out there were bugs for us tracked on here, and I didn't know about this one yet. I'll look over the patch and get it into the release for this week.

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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

This bug should be fixed in latest Quarry release - 0.3. I've created Ubuntu packages of latest Quarry release -, see:
It would be nice to see Quarry 0.3 in Ubuntu :)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in quarry (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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