Bug 239293 - htmlview should fallback to konqueror in KDE
htmlview should fallback to konqueror in KDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: htmlview (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Blocks: FC7Target Fedora7LiveCD 311401
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Reported: 2007-05-07 09:34 EDT by Sebastian Vahl
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-08 11:17:24 EST
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Description Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-07 09:34:04 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): 

How reproducible:

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.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2007-05-07 11:37:08 EDT
Please see if this makes it behave as expected in the LiveCD.
Comment 2 Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-08 04:57:47 EDT
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
first post).
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2007-05-09 14:07:52 EDT
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
htmlview http://google.com
3) Run htmlview in a KDE-only environment, like KDE Live CD.
Comment 4 Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-09 14:26:30 EDT
to 1) konqueror would be started with /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html
to 2) konqueror is loading the given url

On LiveCD:
1) some as above
2) same as above

So it seems to work properly.
Comment 5 Warren Togami 2007-05-09 14:34:10 EDT
waiting for the buildsystem to come back
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-08 11:17:24 EST
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.

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