I've prepared an initial port of 3.1RC1, if you are interested. I
haven't downloaded the Linux package yet to compare file locations, but
at first glance the help contents appear to display correctly after
configuring an external browser.
The port files are here:
I'll probably submit a PR for this in the next day or two.
> On Saturday 04 June 2005 18:29, the author Alex Varju contributed to the
> dialogue on-
> Re: Bug eclipse ---help requested:
>>It looks like you are using the eclipse 3.1M7 milestone.
> Yes ..That is the one the current port /usr/ports/java/eclipse-devel/ port
>>problems with the help system in the current patchset, which I haven't
>>had any time to track down yet.
> Yep I am as I presume you saw from my emails. The weird thing is it looks to
> me as though the files are not where eclipse expects them to be AND not all
> the files may be being transfered to the /usr/local/eclipse tree. I do not
> know because I am so new to eclipse I feel unable to make a valuable
> contribution. I have posted your comments top the eclipse newcomers newsgroup
>>3.1RC1 is out now, so I'm looking into updating the eclipse-devel port
>>to match this. If I have some time, I'll try to get help working, but
>>I'm not optimistic.
> I hope you can get some input from the eclipse team
>>Last time I looked at the help, non-Windows support was pretty flaky.
>>They appeared to be making some calls that assumed a specific Mozilla
>>API, which no longer worked well with newer versions of Mozilla. I'm
>>not sure if the current state of affairs has changed, or if I even fully
>>understood why things were failing.
> It looks to me as though the files get in the wrong directories but I cannot
> find out how one controls where eclipse looks for the help files. Does it
> have anything to do with the files having/not having a release suffix on the
> files/fdirectory name?
>>>On Saturday 04 June 2005 16:47, the author Vizion contributed to the
>>> Bug eclipse ---help requested:
>>>>I have been asked to post some more information about the eclipse bug:
>>>>Basically the whole help and information system does not work . See
>>>>earlier mail asking for committer to upgrade ports tree to 3.02 which
>>>>people on the eclipse newcomers newsgroup seem to think should solve the
>>>>problem (I am uncertain whether that means including a new fix). If
>>>>someone is taking alook at this could you please let me know.
>>>>Here are the details:
>>>>OS 5.3 SDK5
>>>>Browser is used to deliver help service and has following message:
>>>>"The document that you have requested is not available. The link may be
>>>>wrong, or you may not have the corresponding product feature installed."
>>>>For these identified links on the Eclipse Overview Page
>>>>Link: Team Support-
>>>>er %2Fconcepts%2Fconcepts-26.htm Link: Workbench Basics-
>>>>er %2Fconcepts%2Fconcepts-2.htm Link: Java Development-
>>>>ge ttingStarted%2Fqs-BasicTutorial.htm Link: Plugin Development-
>>>>gu ide%2Fpde.htm For this link on the Help menu:
>>>>Link: Help Contents - (no way to get any help/info documents)
>>>>The eclipse process is running:
>>>>dns1# ps -aux | grep eclipse
>>>>Sysadmin 13692 0.0 0.4 9060 3844 ?? I 2:10PM
>>>>Clearly eclipse has opened the port:
>>>>dns1# netstat -a
>>>>Active Internet connections (including servers)
>>>>Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state)
>>>>tcp4 0 0 dns1.58830 pop.coxmail.com.pop3
>>>>TIME_WAIT tcp4 0 0 dns1.51514
>>>>mail.ixpres.com.pop3 TIME_WAIT tcp4 0 0 *.58914
>>>> *.* LISTEN tcp46 0 0 *.http
>>>> *.* LISTEN tcp4 0 0 dns1.smtp
>>>> *.* LISTEN udp4 0 0 *.*
>>>>udp4 0 0 *.syslog *.*
>>>>udp6 0 0 *.syslog *
>>>>Within the eclipse file hierarchy an up to date locate database shows the
>>>>following index.jsp files:
>>>>dns1# locate eclipse | grep index.jsp
>>>>The following platform.doc.user files/directories are found within
>>>>/usr/local dns1# locate eclipse | grep platform.doc.user
>>>>There are the same number of files/directories in
>>>>hierarchy that are identical to the file names listed above.
>>>>The only files found by
>>>>dns1# locate eclipse | grep help/
>>>>are in the /usr/ports/java/eclipse-devel/work/plugins/or.eclipse.help/
>>>>I am wondering whether help files were correctly processed/transfered to
>>>>the correct locations in the /usr/local/eclipse/plugins/ hierarchy - but
>>>>there are so many files in such a complex system that makes it difficult
>>>>for a newcomer to eclipse to tell which files are meant to be where [and
>>>>what directory/file transformations need to take place (if any)].
>>>>So I am hoping someone with a lot more experience than I can help resolve
>>>>the problem. I really need eclipse to work for me
>>>I am now totally confused . it seems the bug fix maybe on the *M series
>>>tree and has nothing to do with the 3.02 tree!!
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