Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239293
htmlview should fallback to konqueror in KDE
Last modified: 2018-04-11 03:39:49 EDT
Description of problem:
htmlview only checks if firefox exists. Is this is not the case an error would
be shown: "ERROR: The browser firefox does not exist. Please reconfigure."
If /usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties doesn't exist that would be
On KDE LiveCD we don't have gnome-default-applications-properties. So after a
installation to hard disk the user would not know how to reconfigure this. The
best way here would be to fallback to konqueror in a KDE session. Or
read "BrowserApplication" from ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install KDE LiveCD or remove firefox and
2. Login into KDE
3. Launch htmlview
Actual results: Error Message
Expected results: konqueror would be startet
Additional info: I've misread #230023. So I've opened a single bug for this.
Please see if this makes it behave as expected in the LiveCD.
Konqueror would be startet now, but only in filebrowser mode. In
/usr/share/applications/kde/konqbrowser.desktop it says "kfmclient openProfile
webbrowsing". Maybe this one is better (and I've should have written that in my
Please test this in two ways:
1) With GNOME installed, use Preferred Applications chooser and pick Konqueror,
then run htmlview with no parameters.
2) Same thing a #1, but run htmlview with a URL parameter. Something like
3) Run htmlview in a KDE-only environment, like KDE Live CD.
to 1) konqueror would be started with /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html
to 2) konqueror is loading the given url
1) some as above
2) same as above
So it seems to work properly.
waiting for the buildsystem to come back
Since this bugzilla report was filed, we have seriously upgraded Gecko-related
packages in Rawhide, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have
experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest
version of their distribution available.
Closing this bug as CANTFIX. Please, reopen, if this bug is still reproducable
on the latest update of your distribution.
[This is mass-closing of bugs which seem to be too old and irrelevant anymore;
we are sorry, if we are closing your bug in mistake; please, don't hesitate to
reopen, if it is still alive issue.]