Help Files Problem

Robert Smits bob at
Mon Sep 22 00:36:30 EDT 2008

On September 19, 2008 08:11:30 am John Rullman wrote:
> I get the following message:
> "GnuCash could not find the files for the help documentation.  This is
> likely because the 'gnucash-docs' package is not installed."
> when I click either "Tutorial and Concepts Guide" or "Contents" in the
> GnuCash "Help" menu.  I have checked my installed packages, and find the
> "gnucash-docs" package is installed, including a total of 258 files.  The
> docs files are installed below various directories, including the
> "/usr/share/doc/packages/" and "/usr/share/gnome/help/" directories.
> The same error message occurs when the "Help" button is pressed in a
> dialogue window.
> I am running GnuCash ver. 2.2.4 with the following information from the
> "About" pane:  "This copy was built from r16997M on 2008-06-07."  OS is a
> very recent installation of openSuse 11.0.
> Please provide any assistance you can to correct this problem.  I am
> looking forward to learning and using GnuCash.

As others have already pointed out, this is an ongoing problem with Suse since 
about 10.2, at least if you're using KDE 3.5. I don't know if Suse + KDE4 has 
the same problem. 


bob at  

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