[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#838218: /usr/bin/exo-open: exo-open (and thus the default xfce4 launcher) does not start latest firefox

chrysn chrysn at fsfe.org
Sun Sep 18 17:02:12 UTC 2016

Package: exo-utils
Version: 0.6.2-5
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/exo-open

clicking the "web browser" icon in a default xfce4 setup that has been upgraded to
latest wheezy (with firefox 45.3.0esr-1~deb7u1) still launches firefox as
`firefox-esr -remote openURL(about:blank,new-window)` (as shown in ps), which does
not create a window, but exits without further message after a few seconds when no
firefox process is already running. starting firefox like that worked fine back
with some 38 version of firefox (then iceweasel).

setting the preferred web browser from "firefox" to "debian's standard browser" in
preferred applications settings launches it via x-www-browser, which is unaffected
-- so that's aviable workaround. switching back to explicit firefox again causes
the non-working startup.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.11
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages exo-utils depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-38+deb7u11
ii  libexo-1-0          0.6.2-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1+deb7u5
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1

exo-utils recommends no packages.

exo-utils suggests no packages.

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