Bug 1016 - No help in installer
Summary: No help in installer
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New RPM package request (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: release_blocker normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kamil Rytarowski
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: QA
: 1017 1072 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-28 10:01 CEST by Barry Jackson
Modified: 2012-03-15 09:20 CET (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: mageia-doc-installer-help
Status comment:


Description Barry Jackson 2011-04-28 10:01:43 CEST
Description of problem:
The help files are empty (blank) in the Beta 2 full DVD installer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 D Morgan 2011-04-28 10:02:52 CEST
i started to work on it.

CC: (none) => dmorganec
Assignee: bugsquad => dmorganec

Comment 2 Anne Nicolas 2011-04-28 10:18:58 CEST
No it's just not possible. Help is provided by documentation. We cannot reuse Mandriva documentation because of license. It will ask weeks of work to get proper one, which should happen for Mageia2. We are working on removing help button for final release to avoid getting these blank screens.

CC: (none) => ennael1

Comment 3 D Morgan 2011-04-28 10:22:38 CEST
of course this is what i meant but miss explained. I started to work on hiding the Help buttons for mageia 1.
Comment 4 Thierry Vignaud 2011-04-28 14:13:14 CEST
I'd send an untested patch to Anne for disabling all 'interactive' layer's help buttons, what was remainaing was pure gtk+ help buttons

CC: (none) => thierry.vignaud

Comment 5 Anne Nicolas 2011-04-28 14:14:02 CEST
Yep dmorgan is working on it. Still some issues left
Comment 6 Dick Gevers 2011-04-28 20:48:38 CEST
Isn't it a bit easier to create one msg saying stg like "Help will be available in next Mageia...." in all of the now blank screens?

CC: (none) => dvgevers

Comment 7 Ahmad Samir 2011-04-28 21:07:29 CEST
(In reply to comment #6)
> Isn't it a bit easier to create one msg saying stg like "Help will be available
> in next Mageia...." in all of the now blank screens?

There won't be any blank screens if the Help button isn't there to be clicked.
Comment 8 Dick Gevers 2011-04-28 21:46:45 CEST
That much I understand too. But if one creates a few lines with the same msg for all help screens I was just guessing that might be a lot less work than hiding all those buttons....
Comment 9 Barry Jackson 2011-04-30 14:02:56 CEST
*** Bug 1072 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

CC: (none) => paul.blackburn

Comment 10 Barry Jackson 2011-05-21 23:25:02 CEST
(In reply to comment #5)
> Yep dmorgan is working on it. Still some issues left

In RC1 DVD installer all the buttons are still there and all still show a blank screen.
Thierry Vignaud 2011-10-04 17:52:25 CEST

Component: Installer => New RPM package request
Assignee: dmorganec => bugsquad
Source RPM: (none) => mageia-doc-installer-help

Comment 11 Oliver Burger 2011-10-11 22:15:27 CEST
*** Bug 1017 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Manuel Hiebel 2011-11-11 00:43:46 CET

Priority: Normal => release_blocker
Severity: major => critical

Manuel Hiebel 2011-11-14 22:50:45 CET

Severity: critical => normal

Dick Gevers 2011-12-09 17:51:05 CET

CC: dvgevers => (none)
Assignee: bugsquad => doc-bugs

Comment 12 Dick Gevers 2011-12-09 18:46:28 CET

CC: (none) => doc-bugs
Assignee: doc-bugs => bugsquad

Oliver Burger 2011-12-10 22:08:56 CET

CC: (none) => oliver.bgr
Assignee: bugsquad => doc-bugs

Comment 13 Manuel Hiebel 2012-01-05 19:08:39 CET
General ping for Alpha 3

Whiteboard: (none) => QA

Comment 14 Dave Hodgins 2012-02-20 03:15:17 CET
In pre Beta 1, selecting the help button brings up a dialog with
"Cannot display URL".  (Writing from memory, may not be exact text).

CC: (none) => davidwhodgins

Dan Joita 2012-02-25 21:56:23 CET

Summary: No help in installer => mageia-doc-installer-help NO help in installer

Thierry Vignaud 2012-02-25 23:12:07 CET

Summary: mageia-doc-installer-help NO help in installer => No help in installer

Comment 15 Marja Van Waes 2012-03-10 12:11:29 CET
There are help files available now, partly updated ones from Mandriva 2005LE

Kamil is packaging them for beta2, so re-assigning this bug to him.

The files still need to be improved, so if you test beta2 and see things that are wrong with the explanation in the help files, please file a new bug report (1 per issue) and assign it to doc-bugs@ml.mageia.org.

The help won't be translated into other languages before it is good in English

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: doc-bugs => n54

Comment 16 Kamil Rytarowski 2012-03-15 08:36:02 CET
Can we close this bug?
Comment 17 Marja Van Waes 2012-03-15 08:49:32 CET
(In reply to comment #16)
> Can we close this bug?

As soon as someone confirms that while installing Mga2b2, the help buttons work :)

If the help is there, but there are things wrong with it (there are, we didn't finish updating them), please open a new report (1 per issue)
Comment 18 Anne Nicolas 2012-03-15 09:20:53 CET
Fixed in beta2 isos

Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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