Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 491111
rhn-applet-gui has traceback when firefox is not there
Last modified: 2010-08-03 03:31:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. default installation of RHEL4 = its without firefox
2. register to rhn
3. left click to icon in tray (!)
4. click "RHN Website..."
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 418, in load_website
gobject.GError: There was an error launching the default action command associated with this location
write message: default browser is not specified
There isn't firefox in default installation of rhel4. Default browser is maybe konqueror maybe none.
There is icon (functionless) to firefox in panel but package firefox is not there.
I understand the issue but what do you propose to do if firefox is not installed? We cannot just try to run random programs (konqueror) to try to launch the thing.
And not running the applet probably also is out of question.
In a sense, I feel that this error message is the most sensible we can do for the user.
Given we don't have some sensible proposal about what should happen, closing.