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Help with Help

Postby antiquexray on Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:36 pm

As a newbie, I ofter want to launch the Help file to learn more. However, I get an error when trying to do so. Help.
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Postby lvshankar on Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:10 am

me too!!

i get this
There was an error displaying help:
Help document user-guide/user-guide.xml not found

please help!
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Re: Help with Help

Postby jgsack on Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:00 pm

if running
dpkg -s gnome-user-guide
reports this package is not installed, try
apt-get install gnome-user-guide

It seems to me an oversight not to install such a useful package.

It also seems strange that dpkg does not to know about the package existence -- it said
Package `gnome-user-guide' is not installed and no info is available.
I expected to see a hint to run the apt-get command. The apt-get seems to work fine though.

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Re: Help with Help

Postby Fred on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:09 am

The Mint team had to trim a lot of stuff that wasn't absolutely necessary in order to get the distro to fit on a cd. They had a choice, leave out some non-essential documentation that could be easily downloaded, or leave out some programs that they knew users would want/need.

What you see is the results of their compromise. It is an exercise that all distro developers must undertake. Since it is a compromise, it isn't possible to please everybody. You do the best you can and take your licks. :-)

Personally, I think they did a pretty good job.

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