[Reportbug-maint] Bug#654306: reportbug: Can't launch browser for more details

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Jan 13 16:42:21 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 02:10, Stéphane Aulery <lkppo at free.fr> wrote:
> Le lundi 09 janvier 2012 à 01:13:01, Sandro Tosi a écrit :
>> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 22:12, Stéphane Aulery <lkppo at free.fr> wrote:
>> > When I try to view the complete discussion attached to a bug with "More
>> > details (launch browser)" sub-menu, reportbug works into space (without
>> > message) then return to the same menu without crash.
>> It's not that clear what's happening ("works into space" & friends)
> Sorry. It displays a blank line on the bottom of the screen, runs 2 to 3 seconds
> without doing anything, then it is up on the same screen.
>> but if I get it right, reportbug in Urwid interface can't launch
>> external browser: is that correct?
> Correct.
>> If so, then I have some questions for you:
>> - does launch browser works for other UIs (text & gtk2)?
> Yes.
>> - do you have xdg-utils installed? reportbug uses xdg-open to launch urls
> Yes, xdg-utils 1.1.0~rc1+ 1.1.0~rc1+ (from testing)


$ xdg-open 'http://www.debian.org'

works from the same env where reportbug doesn't?

>> - does this command line launch a browser? python -c "import
>> webbrowser; webbrowser.open('http://google.com')"
> Yes.
>> - are you running in a text-only env, so without a GUI?
> Yes, on linux console.

a real console or a terminal emulator?

> I have an idea that you have finded a solution.

I'm just looping in the code and trying to identify what might go wrong.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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