[Eric] using update manager to install Eric
p.bradley at dsl.pipex.com
Wed May 5 18:28:42 BST 2010
On 05/05/10 02:26, Ken Hackbarth wrote:
> "I hope this doesn't sound flippant, but all you have to do is to trust
> your package manager."
> It is encouraging to hear that the update manager knows about and
> installs prerequisites. I didn't get that impression the first time
> that I tried to install Eric. I chose Eric from the programing tools
> list and installed it. Everything proceeded just fine but when I
> launched the program the help links to Qt and other supporting software
> didn't work. I went to the options dialog and saw that the help links
> to these applications wasn't populated. So I made the assumption that
> they weren't installed in the proper order so Eric couldn't find them
> and automatically create the links.
The Package maintainer either messed up on the help links, or
deliberately left them out. Now you've mentioned it, though, I see that
my installation is the same. However, Eric itself is installed just fine.
I noticed that when I clicked on Help --> qt4 Documentation, the error
message box said it couldn't find the index.html file. So I did a
locate on qt4 and discovered that no html help files seemed to be
installed for qt4. Checking in Synaptic, I find that they are installed
separately (search for qt4-doc-html).
After installing the docs, I find them in:
Checking in the Eric Settings --> Help --> Help Documentation dialog, I
see that you need to give the location of the help files for Eric in
there. So I enter the path above into the appropriate text box, click
Apply and then OK to close the dialog.
Now when I click on Help --> qt4 Documentation, the help comes up
(albeit with a number of error messages because a SQLite driver or
something isn't installed). Despite the error messages it all seems to
be there and working. I imagine you would have to do the same for the
other help files.
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