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Bug#833268: closed by Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> (task-lxde-desktop: LXDE desktop does not include a web browser)

reopen 833268
found 833268 3.39

Hi Holger,

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 07:03:09PM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
The resulting desktop does not have a graphical web browser installed.
www-browser is being provided by w3m. Clicking on the web browser in
LXDE results in a pop-up

	"invalid desktop entry file: '/usr/share/applications/lxde-x-www-browser.desktop'

This has been fixed in the meantime, lxde now recommends
firefox-esr | firefox | www-browser, and recommends are installed by default.

So closing this bug.

Thanks for taking a look at this but you have misunderstood the bug
report. www-browser was satisfied at the time, by w3m, which does not
provide x-www-browser (and there's no assertion anywhere that Provides:
www-browser means ships an alternative for x-www-browser)

The problem is there doesn't seem to be something like "x-www-browser"
virtual package name corresponding to the alternatives name. Chromium,
firefox, firefox-esr and epiphany provide "gnome-www-browser" which is
close, but obviously excludes (e.g.) konqueror, which merely provides
"info-browser, man-browser, www-browser".

The proper fix here, distribution wide, is to rationalise the virtual
package names for GUI browser packages. (A starting point might be to
post about the issue to -desktop, and I might do that.)

But for LXDE, the issue would also not occur if taskbar icons
configured to point at not-existent .desktop URIs were not drawn or
de-configured on session start-up.

Jonathan Dowland

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