Bug#617314: Yelp keeps spawning new windows

Markus Enzenberger markus.enzenberger at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 08:49:51 UTC 2012

I have the same problem on Debian 6.0, Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. If 
I select Help/Show Contents from Gnome Terminal, I get an infinite 
number of empty help windows grabbing the focus.

Here is an idea to help tracking down this bug. I believe that the help 
menu item in the terminal worked on Debian 6.0 until I installed the 
GoGui 1.4.2 software[1], which I am the author of. After that, it did 
not work anymore. GoGui has an install shell script that installs an OMF 
file to /usr/local/share/omf/gogui/gogui-C.omf and then runs 

I am not sure if this really triggered the bug because I would have to 
reinstall the distribution from scratch to test this theory, but I do 
have GoGui installed on all systems listed above and they all have a 
broken help system now.

- Markus

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/gogui/files/gogui/1.4.2/gogui-1.4.2.zip

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