[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] HTML Help File - Bug suspected

Chatmourai cmassaloux at free.fr
Tue Sep 2 12:08:47 CEST 2014

I have  monitored the /tmp dir while re-doing all the process described
in my first post.
- At first, there is no Vassal-related file in /tmp
- When I add the "HTML File Help" element in the "Help Menu" and
validate, a file named "VASSALhelp4826631485298207392.zip" appears in
/tmp. It contains 2 files: "DummyHelpFile.html" and "Smiley.png"
- Then I save the module. The content of /tmp does not change
- Finally, I select menu "Help/Online Help" in the Vassal module window
and got the same popup error message.
But in /tmp, there is a now new directory "VASSAL" with the following
file hierarchy:
- DummyHelpPage.html
- Smiley.png

All files have correct permissions as can be seen hereunder (as you can
guess, I am log in as "christophe")
$ ls -ld /tmp/V*
drwxrwxr-x 3 christophe christophe 4096 sept.  2 11:57 /tmp/VASSAL
-rw-rw-r-- 1 christophe christophe 5418 sept.  2 11:57

$ ls -lR /tmp/VASSAL
total 4
drwxrwxr-x 3 christophe christophe 4096 sept.  2 11:57 help
total 4
drwxrwxr-x 2 christophe christophe 4096 sept.  2 11:57 Online_Help
total 12
-rw-rw-r-- 1 christophe christophe  381 sept.  2 11:57
-rw-rw-r-- 1 christophe christophe 4882 sept.  2 11:57 Smiley.png

So, finally, to answer your first question: Yes, there is a file
"/tmp/VASSAL/help/Online_Help/DummyHelpPage.html" although I'm not sure
at what moment it was dropped here (I mean before or after Vassal tried
to find it)


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