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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000348||FreeCAD||Bug||public||2011-05-14 17:48||2011-05-15 14:53|
|Status||closed||Resolution||no change required|
|Fixed in Version||0.12|
|Summary||0000348: Help (F1) not working|
|Description||The Help (F1 or Help > Help menu) is not working on Ubuntu. When calling it, nothing happens.|
I chose trunk as version, but I don't remember Help ever working for any version for the past year, on 3 different systems (Karmic, Lucid on two differents PCs, Maverick in a VM). That is for any version of FreeCAD either compiled, installed from Ubuntu repository, built or installed from the new freecad-daily PPA.
Since the freecad-daily PPA for Lucid (and also the freecad package from Ubuntu repository) installs the following files:
I'm assuming something should happen when pressing F1.
|Additional Information||actual tested version: freecad_0.12-bzr4140~lucid1 on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS 64-bit|
|Tags||No tags attached.|
||This is strange, for me everything works fine (help menu, F1 key and the "what's this" button). I think some part of Qt Assistant (the Qt help system) must be missing. I think it's part of the qt4-dev-tools package. Can you check if it works when you install that package? Maybe we should list it as a dependency then...|
||The qt4-dev-tools package is already installed...|
||But you are able to run qassistant? ("Assistant" from the terminal)|
||Yes, through the Programmation > Qt4 Assistant menu. But I just noticed that if I type assistant from the terminal, I get Qt3 Assistant instead. Since I have QCad, Qt3 libraries are installed on my system as well. I wonder if that's the problem.|
I'll be... that was it! I uninstalled qt3-assistant and qt3-doc, which were required by qcad-doc, and now Help is working in FreeCAD. I uninstalled qcad as well, since I now use its fork LibreCAD, which was ported to Qt4.
Still, I'm wondering if there's a way to call Qt4-assistant from within FreeCAD other than by the assistant command, to avoid conflicts when qt3-doc is also installed.
Thanks a lot Yorik! I guess we can close this bug!
In my debian system assistant is a symlink to assistant-qt4... Probably it works the same on ubuntu. I suppose some uninstall/reinstalling you did did change that link. Probably dpkg-reconfiguring the right package would recreate the correct link, but i'm not sure which one.
Anyway, I'll close the bug for now! (One bug less is always good to take ;)
|2011-05-14 17:48||normandc||New Issue|
|2011-05-15 13:42||yorik||Note Added: 0000813|
|2011-05-15 14:03||normandc||Note Added: 0000814|
|2011-05-15 14:10||yorik||Note Added: 0000816|
|2011-05-15 14:20||normandc||Note Added: 0000817|
|2011-05-15 14:33||normandc||Note Added: 0000819|
|2011-05-15 14:52||yorik||Note Added: 0000821|
|2011-05-15 14:53||yorik||Status||new => closed|
|2011-05-15 14:53||yorik||Resolution||open => no change required|
|2011-05-15 14:53||yorik||Fixed in Version||=> 0.12|