khelper doesnt want to index files

Bogus Zaba b.zaba at
Wed Jan 10 19:05:45 GMT 2007

Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> ?????? ?????? wrote:
>> Here is the output:
>> INDEXDIR: /home/mudiller/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/
>> FINDCMD: find /usr/kde/3.5/share/doc/HTML/en/ -name index.docbook
>> Creating index for 'kde_application_manuals'
>> htdig failed
> As far as I know, the indexing in KHelpCenter is broken everywhere, though
> if anyone can get it to work, I'd be interested to hear about it.
> A nice task for KDE 4 (if someone's interested) would be to investigate
> using strigi to index the docs. Tell me if you're interested in trying
> this, and I can help co-ordinate with the docs team and the strigi
> developers.
> Regards,
> Philip
I have found that when I work with a brand new Suse distro with KDE 
provided, the help system is indexed and the index will find search 
items. When I have updated my KDE installation however, the index do no 
longer works and refuses to re-build itself despite a lot of playing 
around trying to point it at the right directories. Install a new Suse 
version with its KDE and it all works again. Not sure if that gives 
anybody any clues.

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