[kde-linux] Trying to build a Help Search Index in KDE
drak at kalamazoo.net
Sat Sep 2 19:45:15 UTC 2006
Donatas G. wrote:
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>>Gary L. Greene Jr. wrote:
>>>On Saturday 26 August 2006 23:22, Drachen Birch wrote:
>>>> I have an ancient, 500 MHz Compaq running Slackware 10.2, and KDE
>>>>3.4.2 (bundled with the Slack distro). When I press the button to build
>>>>a Help search index so that the KDE Help can actually help, I get this
>>>> INDEXDIR: /home/drak/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/
>>>>FINDCMD: find /opt/kde/share/doc/HTML/en/ -name index.docbook
>>>>Creating index for 'kde_application_manuals'
>Whichever distro you choose, the index thing in KHelpCenter won't work,
>since it is broken for a long time already. If you care about it, try to
>locate the appropriate bug report at bugs.kde.org and vote for it.
>But, as with many things in Open Source world, this might not really
>change situation: perhaps the developer, who created KHelpCenter is no
>longer active, or something, and nobody is paying money to get things
>useful for the end user fixed.
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To Donatas G.,
Thank you! You have saved me from wasting an immense amount of
time. I might otherwise have tried to load distro after distro, looking
for the one where the Help Center worked.
Well. I guess we can hope that someone who knows a lot more than
me will take the project up again, but for now I guess I'll have to
learn to use man pages exclusively. Too bad that so many man pages are
poorly written and un-helpful.
Anyway, thanks again!
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