bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #41055, GUI doc browser does not support...


bug #41055: GUI doc browser does not support compressed info

Submitter:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted:  Wed 01 Jan 2014 03:57:32 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Duplicate Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Wed 01 Jan 2014 08:35:15 PM UTC, comment #3: 

provides an error message when the info file is missing.

Closing bug report since the remaining issue is a duplicate of bug #38305.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 01 Jan 2014 07:04:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The document browser supports compressed info files but due to bug #38305, the process handling for unzipping the files does not work.

I will prepare a patch for the case where the info files are missing.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 01 Jan 2014 04:58:06 PM UTC, comment #1: 

More detail: the index page is visible, scrollable, and searchable, but clicking any links or doing a global keyword search causes the entire GUI to freeze and has to be killed.

On a related note, if the info files are not present (e.g. if the Debian octave-info packages is not installed), the doc browser shows up empty without any indication of why there is no documentation.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 01 Jan 2014 03:57:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

Linux distributions frequently gzip-compress info files to save space, which does not currently work with the GUI built-in documentation browser.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-09-18 ttl Dependencies- bugs #43247 is dependent
    2014-01-03 mtmiller Dependencies- bugs #41075 is dependent
    2014-01-01 ttl StatusNone Duplicate
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