Re: Rarian and Yelp
- From: Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus FreeBSD org>
- To: Jan de Groot <jan jgc homeip net>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Rarian and Yelp
- Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 17:59:43 -0400
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Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 16:45 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
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>> If there's a better list for Rarian, please let me know. I just
>> finished porting rarian-0.5.6 to FreeBSD (lot of Linuxisms), and I'm
>> trying to confirm that it's working with Yelp 2.19.1. However, I can no
>> longer see any of my help documents in Yelp. When I trace yelp, it
>> seems to be looking for directories that do not exist (e.g.
>> /usr/local/share/help/LOCALE/C). I don't even see those directories on
>> Linux. Yelp does find all of the OMF files, but it doesn't want to load
>> the related help .xml files.
>> To be clear, OMF files can be found under /usr/local/share/omf and GNOME
>> help files under /usr/local/share/gnome/help/<app>/<locale>. This
>> appears to be the same as Linux.
>> My question is, is rarian supposed to be working now? Should Yelp be
>> finding the help documents? Right now, Yelp can only successfully find
>> GNU info and man pages. Thanks.
> I submitted two crasher patches for librarian yesterday, rarian seems to
> work quite fine on linux now. Three side notes though:
> - beagle search in yelp no longer builds as of 2.19.1
> - simple search crashes with an invalid pointer somewhere in librarian
> - yelp doesn't know how to generate the help index anymore, viewing
> normal help files is fine though.
> IMHO these things should be working before rarian is used as default
> documentation system in GNOME. We're still in the early development
> process now, so there's time to fix these things.
> I'll file some bugs with more information in the weekend so people can
> work on it.
I can't do anything with yelp+rarian. Trying to view help files from
standalone Yelp yields "No documents or subcategories found." Trying to
start Yelp from an app like gnome-terminal or eog throws a "URI is
I'm still not sure how this works on Linux as I don't see the
/usr/local/share/help/LOCALE directories on a Linux box I have. Does
this directory exist for you? If it does, what is its contents? Who
creates it? Is there any way to further debug what rarian is doing?
Note: I've built rarian using the defaults so both ENABLE_OMF_READ and
ENABLE_INSTALL Are defined.
Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gnome FreeBSD org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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