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Re: Help menu connect to local web server [message #479807] Wed, 12 August 2009 15:12
Robert Hyerle is currently offline Robert HyerleFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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I've been having this problem off and on for over a year on two machines
with fedora 9, 10, 11 and eclipse 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 (with various
bundles). I finally found someone else that has had the problem, but the
response to fix the problem 1) doesn't work for me (I'm not on a windows
box), and 2) doesn't explain why.

The problem: often/sometimes when using eclipse help, the browser (or a
pane) opens the web server running locally (using the IP address and port
80). If the web server is not running, help times out and says it can not
connect.

I just did a clean install of fedora 11 and eclipse 3.5, and had the
problem again. I have done almost no configuration (i.e. this happens
"out of the box"). I have no defined "infocenters", for example.

Strange that I've had a hard time finding others with this problem, as
I've hit it regularly and in different configurations/versions for a while.

Anyone know a fix? And, more interestingly, can anyone explain what is
going on?

thanks,
-- robert


[news.eclipse.newcomer] Re: Help menu connect to local web server

* From: rayshi02@xxxxxxx (raymond shi)
* Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 05:10:28 +0000 (UTC)
* Newsgroups: eclipse.newcomer
* Organization: Eclipse
* User-agent: NewsPortal/0.36 (http://florian-amrhein.de/newsportal)

Well...
Windows->Preferences->Help->Help Server


Type [Your local machine name] in the server name field and the port
number other than the one in use in the port number field

Restart Eclipse and access Help->Help Content
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