Advice needed - moving GNOME help files into langpacks
shaunm at gnome.org
Sun Aug 30 16:36:40 BST 2009
On Sun, 2009-08-30 at 11:56 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello again,
> > <shaunm> to get yelp to pick up the omf files in that location, I'm
> > pretty certain you only need to modify rarian
> Argh, while this seems true for most programs, it already breaks with
> gnome-terminal. That unfortunately doesn't just call
> ghelp:gnome-terminal (as most other GNOME programs do), but
> terminal_util_show_help() detects the locale and assembles the xml
> file path all by itself. I. e. with my rarian patch and moved files,
> "yelp ghelp:gnome-terminal" works fine, but pressing F1 in g-t just
> gives me the C help.
> Now, if it were _only_ gnome-terminal, this could be fixed to just
> throw away this redundant code, but at this point I'm not sure how
> many other packages would break with that.
> So perhaps it's better to use the symlink farm. There will be many of
> them, one for each file (since dpkg wreaks havoc with symlinks to
> directories), but I tested that dangling symlinks are handled
Ugh. That's definitely something I'd like to see changed
upstream. For 3.0, I'll be auditing the code that calls
the help for any packages we convert to Mallard.
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