man:[command] not working as expected

Bug #952516 reported by Thibaut Brandscheid on 2012-03-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
yelp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When opening yelp, clicking in the address bar and typing 'man:ls' the appropriate man page is not found → No matching help pages found in “Ubuntu Desktop Guide”.

When pressing CTRL+L and removing 'help:' at the beginning of the line and then entering 'man:ls' yelp works as expected.

I assume that Yelp hides by default the 'help:' url part as web browsers do. When entering after startup 'man:ls' it results in help:man:ls' and an error is shown to the user.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: yelp 3.3.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.28-generic-pae 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 11 21:09:40 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120227)
SourcePackage: yelp
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at

Changed in yelp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in yelp:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → New
Changed in yelp:
status: New → Expired
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