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


Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
> reopen 833268
> found 833268 3.39
> thanks
> 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. 

Maybe I tried to understand it as a bug against tasksel?

> 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.

Sorry, but you mix-up several problems into one bugreport, which are all
completely unrelated to the tasksel package. There is nothing that can
be done against all this in tasksel.
So there need to be other packages to be found, to file this against.


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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