Re: [Evolution] Help files

On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 11:55 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
On Tue, 2013-05-07 at 09:00 -0600, Bart Hollis wrote:
Using Evolution 3.6.3 on openSUSE 12.3 with KDE desktop.

The Help -> About -> Contents shows an error message : Could not display
help for Evolution. The specified location is not supported.

I don't understand the "not supported" part.
Knowing where the help files are located might give me a start.

I've looked in /usr/share/evolution/3.6/help/.  The only entry there is
quickref/ and see I files for different languages.  There is no en
folder.  There is a folder named with an upper case, underlined C which
contains an English quick reference card.

I can't find anything else.

The gnome help system (yelp) looks for things in /usr/share/help

The language you are looking for is the same as your locale settings and
in locale terms, 'C' is the default if your locale doesn't exist.  What
it comes down to is that the 'C' locale is American English.  So the
Evolution help files should be in /usr/share/help/C/evolution and on
F18, those files are provided by the evolution-help package.


Don't know how I missed it, guess I was just stuck on the evolution
folder.  There are 219 files including a folder with images.  Everything
has root as owner with read write permissions, root as group with read
permissions and everyone has read.

They were apparently bundled with the evolution package as there is no
evolution-help shown in the repository, and the files are obviously

The error message I'm getting seems a little strange to me.  It doesn't
tell me there is no help available, it says the location isn't
supported.  Could it be that I'm missing a package from the gnome
desktop?  Does Evolution call the help files directly or does it call on
a process of some sort to read and display the files?

I'm curious about the naming of that folder, how on earth did it end up
as 'C'?

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