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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sat Jan 14 09:39:01 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 01:35, Stéphane Aulery <lkppo at free.fr> wrote:
> Le vendredi 13 janvier 2012 à 05:42:21, Sandro Tosi a écrit :
>> 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 :
>> >
>> >> - 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)
>> does
>> $ xdg-open 'http://www.debian.org'
>> works from the same env where reportbug doesn't?
> No.

Ok, so that's the problem: reportbug uses xdg-open (if installed) to
open any URL, which is the preferred way to be platform/DE/whatever
independent; but in your case xdg-open fails to open a URL, that might
be a bug in xdg-open (it *seems* to be able to use these browsers:
links2 elinks links lynx w3m) or a missing textual browser. In any of
these cases it's not a bug in reportbug, so if it's in xdg-open we
should reassign this bug to xdg-open else we should close it.

Let me know,
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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