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 Post subject: Built in help/docs on Linux
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:10 pm 
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I've installed the standard edition on ubuntu using the tar.gz, which I simpy extracted into my home directory. I can run the IDE and compile apps with no problem (in fact within a few minutes of installation I had a working desktop application!). Very impressive.

However, the integration with online help seems to be broken, I can see the language reference HTML files in the extracted directory, but I can't get to them from the "Help" menu. They display fine when I open them in a web browser.

Does REAL expect the HTML help files to be somewhere else on my system? Is there a way to change the expected location? Or is this some other problem? Thanks for any help ...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:12 pm 
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You need to have mozembed installed in order to use the HTMLViewer, which is what the language reference relies on. The GTK2 version of Mozilla should get you this library though.

Do you have that installed?


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I have both GTK2 and Firefox installed, so I would think that would cover it. Also, when I select the item from the help menu, it pops up a cute little mini-browser window. There's just nothing in it.


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Firefox isn't good enough. You need a real-live Mozilla installation. Once you have that, Mozilla must be added the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which is a simple addition to the /etc/ld.so.conf file.

An example is that on Suse, Mozilla comes installed to the /opt/mozilla directory. So, I add this line to the /etc/ld.so.conf file:

/opt/mozilla/lib

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I have a similar issue, except I get a document not found error. What's the correct name & path of the files? I suspect I just need to get the right files named correctly in the right place.

I installed by extracting the tarball into my ~/bin directory.

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Would someone running Linux who has the downloaded pdfs working properly from the Help menu please post the working files' names and paths for those files?

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On SuSE I just drop a conf file with the path to Mozilla libs in /etc/ld.so.conf/

http://home.projectsfromhell.org/realbasic.conf


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I'm confused. So the names of the pdfs and their location doesn't matter? I'm pretty sure my problem has nothing to do with Mozilla's libraries, based on the error message I'm getting. The HTML Language Reference works fine; it's the User's Guide, Tutorial, and Quick Start that won't work on my machine.

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I am having the same problem... And I would like to know where is it that the "Documentation" foulder that REALbasic is refering to locates at... So that I place the help files and tutorial so that they open when I select it...

Remember that I get a masaget stating that it:

"The file 'REALbasic <whatever>.pdf' was not found in the Documentation folder nor on the foulder containing REALbasic."

Then it tell to go over to the REALbasic web page to get the latest version...

Where is said directory and should the documents be plased in it unzip???

Thanks in advance

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The Documentation folder should be next to the IDE's executable, and the files in there should be unzipped.


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Aaron Ballman wrote:
The Documentation folder should be next to the IDE's executable, and the files in there should be unzipped.


OK... Where is it at...??? I am not shure where the IDE is at.

Would you point me to the directory...( /path/where) please!

I have search around a bit... even to start REALbasic I had to hunt around since I could not get it to start from the command line...

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That depends entirely on where you installed the IDE -- I can't tell you where it is on your system with certainty.

It is probably in one of the bin or sbin directories (either under /usr or /usr/local most likely).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:06 pm 
I have the same problem, where everything works great except the language reference. I don't want to install the whole Mozilla suite just to get the mozembed library, nor do I want to switch to RedHat or FC.

Are there any plans to either statically link or otherwise include the mozembed library with the releases of RB? Perhaps it's just me, but depending on an external library that may or may not be part of your distro is a bit inconvenient. I know the System Requirements, and they lean heavily toward RedHat and Novell, but I don't care for those distros and rather like Debian. This is the only big thing holding us back from getting RB 2005 Pro for Linux.

Right now, we run RB 2005 in /home/(username)/REALbasic2005r4Linux/

We're running Debian/Knoppix 3.9, which has Firefox and Thunderbird. Even though we've put the mozembed library that comes with Thunderbird in our path, the LR still doesn't work right.

Thanks!


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Okay, I have this arrangement. The executable:
/home/username/bin/REALbasic/REALbasic2005

The documentation files are:
/home/username/bin/REALbasic/Documentation/Language Reference.pdf
/home/username/bin/REALbasic/Documentation/REALbasic Quick Start.pdf
/home/username/bin/REALbasic/Documentation/REALbasic Tutorial.pdf
/home/username/bin/REALbasic/Documentation/REALbasic User's Guide.pdf


When I select items from the Help menu (other than the HTML language reference, which works) I get nothing. No errors anymore...nothing.

I'm using REALbasic Pro 2005 Release 4 installed by extracting the .tgz file to /home/username/bin.

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