Gnome Help vs. Luddites

Peter B. Steiger WYpbs_003 at
Fri Dec 17 20:37:40 PST 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:52:16 -0600, Randy McMurchy sez:
> As far as the help for gnome-specific apps (such as the games), you did
> install Yelp (the GNOME help browser), right?

I refuse to answer that on the grounds that anything I say will make me
look like a complete moron.

See, I carefully went through all the core packages exactly as written,
but I figured everything in the "additional packages" section was
optional.  Since I had limited time (see previous rant about dialup
speeds) and the name "yelp" meant nothing to me, I didn't even bother
reading the description for it.  At the time, all I cared about was making
sure my key apps - Evolution, Firefox, Gimp, and Xine - all worked.  What
the gnome folks need to do is give their packages meaningful names like

Note to self: A complete reinstall of the gnome system isn't something you
can do at work between phone calls while skimming through the topic
outlines of the blfs book.

peter b. steiger
cheyenne, WY

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