Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#3957 new defect

Clicking Help on first screen does nothing

Reported by: jidanni Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: trivial Milestone: 7.8.3
Component: Startup Version: git-releasebranch78
Keywords: help, Debian Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: Linux

Description

It's the user's very first use...

$ grass

Then click Help. Nothing happens. Some error message should appear somewhere.

Maybe this help button should be greyed out unless the current screen is doing a action that has a help page.

Change History (9)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 3 months ago by neteler

Keywords: help added
Milestone: 7.8.2
Version: unspecifiedgit-releasebranch78

Replying to jidanni:

It's the user's very first use...

$ grass

Then click Help. Nothing happens.

That's unexpected. It should open a browser and therein the helptext.html.

It respects the env variable GRASS_HTML_BROWSER and, if undefined, it searches for numerous candidates:

Maybe your's is missing?

Some error message should appear somewhere.

Maybe this help button should be greyed out unless the current screen is doing a action that has a help page.

The question is: which operating system do you use? And: is any web browser installed?

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by jidanni

OK, today it is working. Standard Debian sid install. BROWSER=chromium. Maybe it is now working because I have initialized the databases, etc. However a vanilla

# su - some_vanilla_account
$ BROWSER=chromium DISPLAY=:0 grass
Starting GRASS GIS...

(gis_set.py:16417): dbind-WARNING **: 01:53:33.208: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

and then clicking Help does nothing.

Last edited 3 months ago by jidanni (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 3 months ago by jidanni

Same with

$ GRASS_HTML_BROWSER=lynx DISPLAY=:0 grass
$ GRASS_HTML_BROWSER=chromium DISPLAY=:0 grass

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by neteler

Probably you have to export the variables?

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by neteler

Keywords: Debian added
Platform: UnspecifiedLinux

comment:6 Changed 3 months ago by jidanni

Putting them on the command line exports them.

$ a=b set|grep a=b
$ a=b env|grep a=b
a=b

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by neteler

I guess, in your case, it is more related to #3964

comment:8 Changed 2 months ago by neteler

Milestone: 7.8.2

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:9 Changed 2 months ago by neteler

Milestone: 7.8.3
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