refuses to follow http: links from toc.xml

Bug #218975 reported by Colin Watson on 2008-04-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
yelp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: yelp

Start up yelp without arguments, so that it displays its table of contents. Click on any of the external links in that page - "free support", "commercial technical support", or "how to contribute". A dialog appears, entitled "Unable to load page", reading 'The requested URI "" is invalid', which it clearly isn't.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I tested this using yelp package version 2.22.1-0ubuntu2 and was unable to recreate the bug report as new tab with the url opened in Firefox. What package version were you testing Colin?

Changed in yelp:
status: New → Incomplete
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

It was on the final Hardy live CD; I'll try again and see if I can narrow it down. It does work for me on my normal system, but there have been no changes in yelp.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

maybe the GNOME Preferred Application setting for http protocol is not properly setup on livecd?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications -> Internet -> Web Browser shows Firefox.

strace shows yelp simply calling access("", F_OK) and never trying to run firefox at all. Odd.

Jayson Rowe (jayson.rowe) wrote :

Since it's been a very long time since any additional info was added to this bug, I'm just checking to see if this is still an issue, and find out what additional work should be done on this bug.

Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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