Frequently asked questions

Q: Does xCHM support context-sensitive help?

A: Yes. Eamon Millman has contributed XMLRPC++ code that allows xCHM to act like an XMLRPC server if started with the -x <port> command line flag. The API is detailed in the README.xmlrpc file that you can find in the source tarball. To enable the XMLRPC++ code for xCHM at compile time, you need to run:

./configure --enable-xmlrpc

Make sure you have the XMLRPC++ library installed before trying to enable the XMLRPC code for xCHM.

Q: Why doesn't xCHM work well with my file? Will you correct the problem?

A: Please take a look at the 'Limitations' section on the technical notes page. If your problem is listed there, then the answer is no, I will probably not fix the problem. xCHM is but a humble front-end for chmlib, and it's not meant for reading Windows help. Use hh.exe to read Windows help. Of course, if you're set on writing a good patch I'll have a look.

Q: What do I do if I get an "error while loading shared libraries" message after compiling xCHM?

A: The short answer is: run ldconfig as root. The long answer is on the forum.

Q: xCHM displays the HTML source code of the pages instead of properly rendering it. Can I fix this?

A: That depends. The problem might be that an application such as Crossover Office has already registered the .chm extension in your ~/.mime.types file. Most likely that can be solved by commenting out the relevant lines (this solution has been received from Marcelo Fernandez).


If none of the above answers your question, you might try the SourceForge help forum for xCHM. Please see if someone else already answered your question before posting.

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