[Bug 52340] New: Help system not working

Gib Bogle bogle at ihug.co.nz
Fri Dec 27 08:32:05 UTC 2002

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           Summary: Help system not working
           Product: kdevelop
           Version: 2.1
          Platform: Debian testing
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdevelop-devel at barney.cs.uni-potsdam.de
        ReportedBy: bogle at ihug.co.nz

Version:           2.1 (using KDE 2.2.2)
Installed from:    Debian Package 4:2.2.2-13 (3.0)
Compiler:          gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)
OS:          Linux (i686) release 2.4.18

Not exactly a bug, but a problem anyway.  Although the 
setup program says that I have the correct paths to the 
Kdevelop and Qt docs, the only part of the help system 
that works is the displaying of Qt man pages.

I just found (after a bit of Googling) the c_cpp_reference
tar file, and installed it.  But it is not found by
Kdevelop, and I don't see any place where I can tell
the setup program where to find these docs.

When I run Kdevelop Setup it tells me that the following 
paths have been set and are correct:

/usr/share/qt/doc/html/ (for Qt)
/usr/share/doc/kdelibs3-doc/html (for KDE)

Invoking Options > Kdevelop Setup, on the other hand, was
saying that the KDE docs were in a directory under
/home/gib/.kde/apps/..., which was actually empty.  Changing
this to the /usr/share/doc/.. path above had an effect
on the help.  Whereas before "Search for help on", for
example, KSocket, would do nothing at all, now it says 
"KSocket not found in the documentation".

I tried doing "Create Search Database" but this generated
a large number of errors: "Permission denied or non-
existent file".  I have checked that I have read
permission in both doc directories.

Where does one find help for setting up the help system?


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