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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.

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.