[gutsy] No help in Gnome control-center

Bug #130724 reported by Albert Damen on 2007-08-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
yelp (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: yelp

When pressing the help button in gnome-display-properties, no help is shown. The cursor indicates the system is waiting. The same happens for other items in control-center.

When starting gnome-display-properties from command-line, an error message is given:

albert@BTO:~$ LANGUAGE=C gnome-display-properties
xmlXPathCompOpEval: function has-same-node not found
XPath error : Unregistered function
xmlXPathCompiledEval: 3 objects left on the stack.
runtime error: file /usr/share/xml/gnome/xslt/docbook/html/db2html-division.xsl line 317 element apply-templates
Failed to evaluate the 'select' expression.

If an item from the content list is chosen, a message box with error message is shown:

Could not load section
The section ‘tools’ does not exist in this document. If you were directed to this section from a Help button in an application, please report this to the maintainers of that application.

System is Gutsy Tribe-3, AMD64
Linux BTO 2.6.22-9-generic #1 SMP Fri Aug 3 00:20:35 GMT 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux
GNOME gnome-display-properties 2.19.6

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Aug 6 21:48:57 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
NonfreeKernelModules: vmnet vmblock vmmon
Package: yelp 2.18.1-1ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcCmdline: gnome-help ghelp:///usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/C/user-guide.xml?goscustdesk-70
ProcCwd: /home/albert
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux BTO 2.6.22-9-generic #1 SMP Fri Aug 3 00:20:35 GMT 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Related branches

Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464295

Changed in yelp:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :

Today I got an update for Yelp, which changed the situation.

- the error message when gnome-display-properties is started from command line has gone
- Yelp does not show a table of contents anymore
- Yelp immediately shows a new error message:

Unable to load page

The requested URI "ghelp:///usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/C/user-guide.xml?goscustdesk-70" is invalid

Yelp is now version 2.19.1
albert@BTO:~$ ls -la /var/cache/apt/archives/yelp_2.19.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 323910 2007-08-07 05:03 /var/cache/apt/archives/yelp_2.19.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in yelp:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in yelp:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

yelp (2.19.90-0ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Fix distcheck
    - Use x-yelp-index instead of index, which unbreaks some docbook files
    - Write html on command instead of in idle, which fixes info pages
    - Update some copyrights on files
    - Make MAINTAINERS meet bkor's high expectations
    - Add a "phrase not found" message to the find bar
    - Fix "info <page>" in search bar (LP: #54430)
    - Handle malformed .so tags
    - Better handling of cross links in man pages
    - Fix crashes in various info pages
    - Remove extra markup from print dialog
    - Fix searching of single ':' using basic search (LP: #128130)
    - Various fixes to basic search
    - Handle '\*=' escape sequence in man pages
    - Resolve full paths given with ghelp: uri (LP: #130724)
    - Reduce static data and relocations
    - Fix build on Solaris
    - Remove c++ comment
    - Mark -help contents as translatable
    - Remove suffix from icon
    - Make error messages less cryptic
    - Mark print dialog title as translatable
    - Fix building with Beagle again
    - Register EXSLT extensions
    - Fixes docbook pages again
    - Updated translations
  * debian/patches/07_rosetta_translations_update.patch:
    - updated
  * debian/patches/90_from_svn_exslt_registration.patch:
    - dropped, fixed with the new version
  * debian/rules:
    - use beagle search

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:14:03 +0200

Changed in yelp:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in yelp:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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