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[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#556428: Bug#556428: exo-utils: Inconsistent behavior with latest Iceweasel

On Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> Is that sure? Can you trace it? Run:
> exo-open --launch WebBrowser
> sensible-browser

Both these show the behavior I described.

> Maybe using set -x to see the various calls. Do you have a BROWSER
> variable defined? The fact that *only* iceweasel has the problem really
> looks like a problem in iceweasel.

I tried as you suggested but there was no additional information from 
this.  I don't have a BROWSER variable set and I have verified the 
behavior on two machines (i386 and amd64).  I have also observed the 
change in behavior as I upgraded from iceweasel 3.5.4 to the newest 
version 3.5.5.  It is certainly the case that this is due to some change 
in iceweasel but that doesn't mean the bug is to be fixed there.  Perhaps 
it is necessary to change the behavior of "sensible-browser" and 
"exo-open" to work with the new iceweasel.

By the way, if I try "sensible-browser -x" the behavior i describe is not 
observed.  i can't find the documentation to tell me what the "-x" option 
might be doing but it may be a clue.



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