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From Uwe Fischer <uwe...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: replace and removal of Berkeley DB
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:01:50 GMT
Hello Oliver,
so the Helplinker isn't used any more. Good news. Help creation was (and
still is) quite complex and the methods got changed from time to time.
Uwe
Am 09.12.2011 09:56 schrieb "Oliver-Rainer Wittmann" <
orwittmann@googlemail.com>:

> Hi Uwe,
>
> thanks for the input.
>
> During the investigation I have figured out that during the build certain
> data files are prepared/created for the help system in module helpcontent2.
> The build process uses a tool which has been created in module l10ntools -
> namely HelpLinker.exe. But, the code which would create a Berkeley DB data
> file in this tool is (was as I have remove it) no longer active - it was
> 'dead' by a certain define.
> In a try I activated this 'dead' code. But then in the resulting
> installation the search in the help system - pane 'Find' - does not work
> anymore.
> Thus, my findings are that may be in the past Berkeley DB data files are
> created during the build from the help content input files, but this is no
> longer the case nowadays.
>
> I am more or less sure that I did not miss any other use case - but who is
> 100% perfect.
> Did you know a scenario where may be former created Berkeley DB data files
> for the help system are used in a newly made installation?
>
> Best regards, Oliver.
>
>
> On 08.12.2011 21:27, Uwe Fischer wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> it is possible, but I'm not sure, that the Berkeley DB is used on compile
>> time to update the Help index.
>> If you do not change any Help file, Help will not be rebuilt and you will
>> not meet an error because of a missing database.
>> But may be I'm wrong ...
>>
>> Uwe
>> Am 08.12.2011 17:42 schrieb "Oliver-Rainer Wittmann"<
>> orwittmann@googlemail.com>:
>>
>>  Hi Eric,
>>>
>>> On 08.12.2011 17:31, eric b wrote:
>>>
>>>  Le 8 déc. 11 à 16:55, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann a écrit :
>>>>
>>>>  <snip>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> I'll start a build on Mac OS X (Intel, 10.4) tonight.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  That is great - thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>>
>>>
>>

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