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In FreeCAD 0.16.5480-1 the online help doesn't work. This can be accessed through the menu at Help --> Help, or by hitting F1.

It gives the error:

FreeCAD help files not found (/usr/lib/freecad/doc/freecad.qhc). You might need to install the FreeCAD documentation package.

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jebba created this task.Sep 9 2015, 4:41 PM
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jebba added a comment.Sep 9 2015, 4:44 PM

The documentation is installed, but FreeCAD is looking in the wrong location. The help system can be viewed directly by running this:

assistant -collectionFile /usr/share/doc/freecad-doc/freecad.qhc

A small patch needs to be made in debian/patches/ and rebuilt.

jebba reassigned this task from jebba to alexei.Sep 11 2018, 3:28 PM

Looks like this is still happening, btw.

@jebba,
Yes ATM docs are intentionally removed from the package to save space (they do add 90MB).

alexei removed alexei as the assignee of this task.Aug 5 2019, 2:36 PM
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jebba added a comment.Aug 5 2019, 2:51 PM

This is still true in Debian Buster's FreeCAD version 0.18~pre1+dfsg1-5.