[Bug 367215] [NEW] Build Search Index fails because there's no htdig

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Sun Apr 26 09:08:24 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: khelpcenter

I just installed Kubuntu 9.04.

In KHelpCenter, I typed in the search box.  The left-hand panel switched
to the Search tab, but only "UNIX manuals" was available.  So I clicked
[Build Search Index...] and checked "Application Manuals" and clicked
[Build index].  That popped up a window that quickly displayed "Index
creation finished", but its Index creation log (below) said "htdig
failed".  I think the root failure is there is no /usr/bin/htdig program
on my system.

The right thing to do is for the Kubuntu installer to build search
indexes.  Having to do it myself isn't user-friendly.

(8704)/ main: cmdFile: "/tmp/kde-skierpage/khelpcenterRX4796.tmp" (8704)/ main: indexDir: "/home/skierpage/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/" (8704)/ main: can access (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::IndexBuilder: IndexBuilder() (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::buildIndices: Opened file ' "/tmp/kde-skierpage/khelpcenterRX4796.tmp" ' (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::buildIndices: LINE: "/usr/lib/kde4/libexec/khc_docbookdig.pl --indexdir=/home/skierpage/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/ --docpath=khelpcenter:kde_application_manuals --identifier=kde_application_manuals" (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::processCmdQueue: IndexBuilder::processCmdQueue() (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::processCmdQueue: PROCESS: "/usr/lib/kde4/libexec/khc_docbookdig.pl --indexdir=/home/skierpage/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/ --docpath=khelpcenter:kde_application_manuals --identifier=kde_application_manuals"
INDEXDIR: /home/skierpage/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/
FINDCMD: find /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/ -name index.docbook
Creating index for 'kde_application_manuals'
htdig failed
(8704)/: running ("/usr/lib/kde4/libexec/khc_docbookdig.pl", "--indexdir=/home/skierpage/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/", "--docpath=khelpcenter:kde_application_manuals", "--identifier=kde_application_manuals") failed with exitCode 255 (8704)/: stdout output: "" (8704)/: stderr output: "" (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::sendProgressSignal: IndexBuilder::sendProgressSignal()
(8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::processCmdQueue: IndexBuilder::processCmdQueue() (8704)/ KHC::IndexBuilder::quit: IndexBuilder::quit()

** Affects: kdebase-runtime (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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