On 4/30/04 at 10:28 AM Pablo J. Rogina wrote:

>Hi, it happens to me that I cannot get help (to know all the
>switches/parameters to start FG if the fg-root is not set. I include this
>examples from Windows platform, but it behavies the same under Linux.
>
>========================
=========================
=========================
=
>
>C:\Temp>fgfs
>
>Base package check failed ... Found version [none] at: \FlightGear
>Please upgrade to version: 0.9.4
>
>C:\Temp>fgfs --help
>
>Base package check failed ... Found version [none] at: \FlightGear
>Please upgrade to version: 0.9.4
>
>========================
=========================
=========================
==
>
>It seems to me that the command line parser should "always" accept the
>--help
>command, regarding the fg-root environment variable or command switch for
>fg-
>root value.
>
>The current situation is that if I donīt know nothing about FG, I cannot
>help
>to know something about the switches/parameters (a deadlock).
>

I agree with you.  However, when I tried to fix this once I discovered that
the help text resides in the base package.  The program can't find it if it
doesn't know FG_ROOT!

I propose that we move the help text to the core program to prevent this
situation.  If not the full help text, at least an abbreviated help
explaining the importance of FG_ROOT and how to set --fg-root.    What do
others think?

Cheers - Dave


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