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Old 12-30-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question Cannot buiild search index for KHelpCenter

Can anyone help me out with this? I Cannot build a search index for the KHelpCenter. Thus, I cannot search my HTML manuals. Attempting to create a search index for these docs creates this output:

INDEXDIR: /home/rob/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/
FINDCMD: find /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/ -name index.docbook
Creating index for 'kde_application_manuals'
htdig failed

Any ideas? I'm using MDK2006 official.
Old 05-08-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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I know this post is several months old, but I've just fixed the same problem.

I'm using Debian Testing/KDE 3.5 and can't get yelp to handle gnome help files - whenever I click 'help' in gnumeric, yelp is launched, but the xml help file is sent to firefox, which can't find the stylesheet and therefore just shows the raw xml.

Anyway, I decided to investigate the online help in KDE 3.5 which seems to be broken.

The first time I tried to build the index I was getting an error in perl script /usr/bin/

Global symbol "$kdekdehtmldir" requires explicit package name at /usr/bin/ line 94.
Execution of /usr/bin/ aborted due to compilation errors.
I discovered that there's a bug (typo) in line 94:
my $findpath = "$kdekdehtmldir/$lang/";
Should read:
my $findpath = "$kdehtmldir/$lang/";
Once the typo was fixed, I started getting the 'htdig failed' message - all I did was install the "htdig" package - the index now builds (with warnings).

I still have the problem with yelp though...

Last edited by Deckard BR26354; 05-08-2006 at 01:17 AM.
Old 05-08-2006, 01:36 AM   #3
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I also raised it on -

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