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ftr public
2017-08-29 11:08:55 UTC
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Hi,

I run PSPP 0.10.5-pre2g9a68ff under Windows 7 and when I click under the
Help menu on About - Web site I get the error message

Impossible d'afficher le lien. (Link can not be shown)

The Help programme crashed: invalid argument.

When I click under the Help menu on Reference manual I gete th following
error message:

erreur: Impossible d’ouvrir le manuel de référence via yelp : L'exécution du
programme d'aide a échoué (Invalid argument). Impossible d’ouvrir via html :
L'exécution du programme d'aide a échoué (Invalid argument) avec l’URI
file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html/index.html.


Le manuel utilisateur de PSPP est aussi disponible à l’adressse
http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/documentation.html

The the path and the index.html page exist, but when I click on a link
on this page there is no reaction.

Any ideas ?

-ftr
Friedrich Beckmann
2017-08-29 13:00:14 UTC
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Hi,

the link in the About dialog window has a different method to open a web page than the
reference manual help system. In psppire 0.10.2 on MacOS I get the error message:
„Link cannot be shown. Procedure is not supported“. I remember that this
is a known problem.

The reference manual help system has three possible sources to retrieve the help pages. If the program
„yelp“ is installed, then the help pages are displayed via yelp. I guess the yelp application is not installed on
windows. If „yelp“ is not installed, psppire searches for a local html help file. On my Mac this is:

file:///Users/fritz/Desktop/pspp.app/Contents/Resources/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html/index.html

When I click on „Handbook incl. Referencemanual“ in psppire, then the Mac Web Browser opens with this file.
If no local help file is found, because it was not installed, then the html help is retrieved via internet access.

In both cases the local web browser should open.

Could you test the follwing

a) Take your link file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html/index.html as an address in your
web browser. Does that show the correct page in the web browser?

b) Rename the directory
Post by ftr public
C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html
to
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C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp-hide.html
then open psppire and click on „Help -> Handbook“ ? This should open the web browser with the
following page:

https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/manual/html_node/index.html

because no local help file is found.

c) Could you write a file „test.vbs“ with the content

CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run "file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html/index.html"

and then run „wscript test.vbs“ in a command window? What is the result? This mimics the procedure for windows
as coded in: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/pspp.git/tree/src/ui/gui/help-menu.c
I expect that your web browser opens with that page.

d) Can you say which application is connected with html files on your system? If you go to the directory
C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html with your file browser and then open index.html, does
any web browser open?

Regards

Friedrich
Post by ftr public
Hi,
I run PSPP 0.10.5-pre2g9a68ff under Windows 7 and when I click under the Help menu on About - Web site I get the error message
Impossible d'afficher le lien. (Link can not be shown)
The Help programme crashed: invalid argument.
erreur: Impossible d’ouvrir le manuel de référence via yelp : L'exécution du
L'exécution du programme d'aide a échoué (Invalid argument) avec l’URI file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/PSPP/share/doc/pspp/pspp.html/index.html.
Le manuel utilisateur de PSPP est aussi disponible à l’adressse http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/documentation.html
The the path and the index.html page exist, but when I click on a link on this page there is no reaction.
Any ideas ?
-ftr
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