Created attachment 1242294 [details]
add midori and qutebrowser to the BROWSER list
Description of problem:
On systems where no well-known browser like firefox is installed xdg-open fails to open an http url via midori or qutebrowser.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Fedora 25 with no web-browser except midori and/or qutebrowser - e.g. install the Fedora 25 LXDE spin
2. $ xdg-open http://example.org/
/usr/bin/xdg-open: line 805: x-www-browser: command not found
/usr/bin/xdg-open: line 805: firefox: command not found
/usr/bin/xdg-open: line 805: iceweasel: command not found
/usr/bin/xdg-open: line 805: lynx: command not found
/usr/bin/xdg-open: line 805: w3m: command not found
xdg-open: no method available for opening 'http://example.org/'
midori/qutebrowser is installed -> xdg-open opens the url with midori/browser
Both midori and qutebrowser are available via the fedora package repository.
Midori comes pre-installed with Fedora LXDE spin.
Really though, the last fallback to check a static list of browsers should almost never happen.
do neither midori or quitebrowser support
checking midori.desktop and qutebrowser.desktop both properly include:
So looks like the real failure is the function call:
isn't working as expected here.
Looking at the execution trace of the xdg-open shell script I see this:
It calls `xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/http` which returns `firefox.desktop`.
This value comes from `/usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list`, cf.
$ grep firefox /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list
This file is part of shared-mime-info-1.8-1.fc25.x86_64.
Thus, xdg-open sets the local `default` variable to `firefox.desktop` inside `open_generic_xdg_mime` where it is supplied as parameter to `search_desktop_file` - which is repeatedly called for different xdg directories.
And that's it - the default value is the only value that is searched for.
Does this work as designed?
It looks like xdg-mime would do a search over the *.desktop files only as fallback, i.e. if there is no default in /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list.
Thanks, that analysis makes sense, and I agree it should be improved to better handle the case when the default is not present.
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