[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#481277: Bug#481277: exo-utils: exo-open doesn't like constant parameters for WebBrowser

Daniel Dickinson daniel at fionavar.ca
Fri May 16 03:45:02 UTC 2008

On Thu, 15 May 2008 07:44:06 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at corsac.net> wrote:

> On mar, 2008-05-13 at 11:08 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > Using a commandline like sudo -u iceweasel-user iceweasel "%s" as
> > the preferred application for the the web browser confused exo-open.
> > exo-open tried to execute just sudo (as detected by replacing sudo
> > with echo and running from terminal), which doesn't work.  Other
> > uses of preferred applications seem to be okay with this though
> > (like the help browser).  It breaks the default web browser icon on
> > the panel though.
> I don't really get it (at least I don't get the subject at all).
> Here if I try to use sudo, it “works”, but I don't have a chance to
> enter my password. Using ktsuss, it works correctly.
> What's the problem?

If I use exo-preferred-applications and set the application for the web
browser to Other...
and specify
sudo -u iceweasel-daniel iceweasel "%s"

then exo-open --launch WebBrowser
fails.  I get a dialog Input/Ouput error, and the following console

usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
            {-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...

I instead use
gksudo -u iceweasel-daniel iceweasel "%s"
then I get a gksudo popup that asks me what user I want to run as.
Since that is specifed by the '-u iceweasel-daniel' there is obviously
something up.

Using echo -u iceweasel-daniel iceweasel "%s"

What I have determined is the '-u iceweasel-daniel' and 'iceweasel' are
not being passed to the program that is the preferred application

So gksudo or sudo gets run, but with no parameters.

When you used ktsuss did you get prompt and think it was working, or
did the actual command run once you entered your password?


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