Help Files Problem

colbec colbec at
Mon Sep 22 08:28:39 EDT 2008

Robert Smits-3 wrote:
> 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.

On my openSUSE 11 install from DVD both KDE4 and Gnome have the same

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