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Local help files 2.8.14

Aug 27, 2014, 19:14
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Local help files 2.8.14
I have just compiled and installed Gimp 2.8.14. Everything went fine second time around, first time there were a few hiccups due to files that I forgot/didn't notice, but all's fine now.

I added the help files, help common and help en, after installing 2.8.14 but Gimp dose not see them so I get the message "The user manual in not locally installed."
Not sure why this is happening or how to fix it, so any help will be much appreciated.

Running Linux Mint 17.

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Aug 27, 2014, 20:17
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RE: Local help files 2.8.14
Now on Gimp 2.8.14 in my usual PCLOS KDE from their repo and also in my old notebook running Bodhi 2.4 E17 using the Otto-whatnot ppa.

I do not normally bother with an installed Gimp help but I did see that what looks like the latest help is in the ppa, at least the date is yesterday.

http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgula...pa_all.deb

I am not installing it but I have just unpacked the deb and it is the usual collection of html files that install to /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/en_GB/
Is that where your help installation ended up? There is a help-en but also a help-en-GB have you compiled to there?

FWIW I would try the deb, not much lost if it does not work.

screenshot of one of the pages http://i.imgur.com/aXKTqNd.jpg but I do not know if it was there before Smile

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Aug 28, 2014, 17:17
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RE: Local help files 2.8.14
Thanks, Rich.

The help files are at usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/en. I didn't compile them but added them through synaptic. It was only Gimp that I compiled as it's the only way to get the latest version, one of LM's failings I'm sad to say.

Tried the deb version but got this message when trying to install,
   

Also, there's no help en-GB available in synaptic just the normal en - English - version, but I do remember from a while back that even after installing the GB version it still uses American spelling so I'm not that bothered about which version I get to work.

Bit of a weird one, help should be working, all the files are there, but Gimp won't see them. Must admit I don't use it much myself either, but it's not working and bugging me as to why not.

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Aug 28, 2014, 18:03
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RE: Local help files 2.8.14
My bad, gimp-help-common contains b-all but is a dependency.

If you go back a level on that url ie.
http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgula...gimp-help/

you see all the files, choose the appropriate ones, guess for mint 17 it will be equivalent to latest 'buntu 'utopic' I used 'precise' for this Bodhi installation.

I don't use debian much these days but get the 2 files gimp-help-common... & gimp-help-... in the same folder, then as root in that folder
Code:
dpkg -i *.deb

looks like this. http://i.imgur.com/15u7iB3.jpg

Then check the language in Gimp preferences http://i.imgur.com/v0KMNxa.jpg
and the help set-up http://i.imgur.com/Fvlv3PC.jpg

working, looks like this http://i.imgur.com/Kw4gLcI.jpg

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Aug 29, 2014, 17:33
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RE: Local help files 2.8.14
Thanks, Rich.

I'm still not having much luck.Tried the utopic copy of the help files, couldn't see the buntu version in the list, ran the command through terminal but got this message,

caz@Neptune ~/Desktop/h2 $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
[sudo] password for caz:
dpkg: error processing archive *.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
*.deb

Not sure what the message means, don't know enough about this stuff, so I tried the GDebi package installer and that worked okay. Checked in synaptic and the files, help and help common, were there but Gimp still won't see them. Just get the same message about the local copy not being installed.

Think I will try compiling the files from a tar.bz file and see what happens.

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Aug 30, 2014, 16:59
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RE: Local help files 2.8.14
Well, I got the help files to work in the end.

I had an old copy of the help files on another drive, I must have downloaded and complied them at some earlier date, so I ran checkinstall and the files went where they were suppose to. I fired up Gimp and this time it was able to find them.

I'm not really sure as to what the problem was with getting the help files to work but it might be something to do with my Gimp installation being a .deb package. Now that my help files are also a .deb package everything works fine.

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