Simultaneous release of gnucash and gnucash-docs ?

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Oct 5 10:22:22 EDT 2012

On Oct 5, 2012, at 1:14 AM, Geert Janssens <info at> wrote:

> On 03-10-12 22:37, Christian Stimming wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, 2. Oktober 2012, 22:51:24 schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>> The trouble is, that with the new paths, gnucash (2.4.x) won't find its
>>> help files anymore, as it is hard-wired to find them in the old
>>> location. Trunk doesn't have this problem anymore, because it depends on
>>> yelp to find the help files for it.
>>> So I'm not sure how to proceed here. I can go two ways:
>>> - fix gnucash 2.4.x to find the help files in the new location as well.
>>> In that case, gnucash and gnucash-docs have to be released together. An
>>> older gnucash won't find the files if they come from a newer gnucash-docs.
>> Yes, I think this is the better choice. Especially because you said the yelp
>> issue is rather old. Now that this is identified we should release gnucash and
>> gnucash-docs so that it works again.
>> Thanks!
>> Christian
> If I can get away with adding two symlinks as Chris suggested that would even make things easier, but I don't know if simply adding ln -s <from> <to> and rm <link> to the install and uninstall steps in the makefile will be ok for package maintainers.

Just do the links. The distro packagers can modify the Makefile if they need to. That's a trivial change compared to some of their hacks.

John Ralls

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