GnuCash-docs doesn't work

robert delius royar apple at
Wed Sep 27 16:05:26 PDT 2006

Following up, I just did
port -fun upgrade yelp
yelp 2.6.5 installed and runs.  It finds the docs that are installed. 
It requires libtiff and a lot of other libraries.  But libtiff (for one) 
is not listed in
port deps yelp

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 (18:40 -0400 UTC) robert delius royar wrote:

> I just tried my old installation of yelp (2.6.3) which failed complaining
> dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libtiff.3.6.1.dylib
>   Referenced from: /opt/local/bin/yelp
>   Reason: image not found
> Trace/BPT trap
> I then did
> ln -s libtiff.3.dylib /opt/local/lib/libtiff.3.6.1.dylib
> and yelp runs and finds its files.  Perhaps the current version of yelp is 
> just not finding a libtiff it thinks it needs.
> Wed, 27 Sep 2006 (19:36 +0200 UTC) Marc André Selig wrote:
>>  On 27.09.2006, at 18:54, Richard Nelson wrote:
>> >  I have installed GnuCash 2.0.1 and GnuCash-docs 2.0.0 and all 
>> >  dependencies including enable_ofx without significant difficulty. 
>> >  GnuCash works well, and I am completing my transition from Quicken. My 
>> >  only problem is that I cannot access the GnuCash-docs. They are 
>> >  installed and active according to Port Authority, but nothing happens 
>> >  when I select either Tutorial and Concepts Guide or Contents under the 
>> >  Help menu. I'm sure there is something simple that I have overlooked. 
>> >  Any suggestions?
>>  GnuCash uses yelp to display help files, and the MacPorts version of yelp
>>  seems to be broken.  There are no handlers installed for actually
>>  displaying things, which is why selecting the menu items appears to do
>>  nothing.
>>  You can try it yourself: open-x11 yelp; you should find GnuCash (and
>>  other) docs on offer there.  Selecting any document results in an error
>>  message. IOW: The docs seem all right, but the Gnome program that is
>>  required to display them does not work.  Unfortunately, the yelp port does
>>  not seem to have a maintainer, so I don't know who to turn to.
>>  FWIW, the same documentation is also available on the web:
>>  Tutorial and concepts guide
>>  Help manual
>>  Regards,
>>  Marc
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