Last week I posted here about a problem with gimp-help after upgrading 
to gimp-2.6.1,2. Despite gimp-help-2.4.1 being installed, my attempts 
to access help in gimp produced the following messages:

The GIMP user manual is not installed on your computer.

When I changed the preferences to use online help I got the following 
error message:

Could not open '' for reading:
Operation not supported
Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS?

In fact gimp wouldn't open any file via http, and gio-fam-backend-2.16.5 
and gvfs-0.2.5 were installed.

Following suggestions from Jan Henrik Sylvester I installed 
www/webkit-gtk2 but still had the same problem. I subsequently 
discovered that if I started gimp from a terminal window instead of 
from the KDE menu I could access the local help files with no problem 
but still couldn't use the online help. Unfortunately I don't know if 
this would have worked before installing webkit-gtk2.

At this stage I was starting to wonder if I might have missed some 
crucial item in ports/UPDATING at some stage in the past and might have 
some dependency issues so I used a spare slice to set up a new test 

I created the new system by copying all the partitions from my working 
system, editing fstab to change device names and then running 
pkg_deinstall -af to remove all packages. Then I installed enough ports 
to run X and twm before attempting to install gimp.

This time I got lots of the following warning messages while building 

I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
xml/es.xml:2: warning: failed to load external 
entity "";
V4.3//EN" "";

These didn't stop gimp-help from building and installing but, needless 
to say, gimp produced the usual errors about not having the user manual 

The new version of gimp couldn't open any file via http either.

Although I've got the workaround of starting gimp from a terminal window 
I'm left with 3 mysteries which I'd like to solve if possible:

1) Why does gimp, on both my original system and the new build, fail to 
open files via http?

2) Why does gimp-help not work when gimp is started from the KDE menu 
but does work OK when gimp is started from a terminal window?

3) Why does make fail to build gimp-help correctly in the new system on 
the spare slice but was able to build it OK on the original system.

Mike Clarke
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