Bug#931822: xdg-utils: xdg-open fails to open http urls under LXDE
vitus at wagner.pp.ru
Wed Jul 10 21:30:48 BST 2019
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* What led up to the situation?
After freshly installinng Debian buster with LXDE desktop
I've found out that many programs such as syncthing, claws-mail, fossil
etc are unable to open HTTP URLs in browser.
Instead of opening browser window they pops up small dialog which reads
file /home/vitus/http://localhost:8384 not found
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
Investigation shows that root of problem is line 931 in the xdg-open
if pcmanfm --help >/dev/null 2>&1 -a is_file_url_or_path "$1"; then
Obvoisly it is error in the shell logic, and && should be used instead
of -a. -a works as logical AND operator only in the command line
of test(1) (AKA [ command), not when condition is exit code of arbitrary
* What was the outcome of this action?
Replacing this line with
if pcmanfm --help >/dev/null 2>&1 && is_file_url_or_path "$1"; then
Fixes the problem.
-- Package-specific info:
Desktop environment: XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=LXDE
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled
xdg-utils depends on no packages.
Versions of packages xdg-utils recommends:
ii libfile-mimeinfo-perl 0.29-1
ii libnet-dbus-perl 1.1.0-5+b1
ii libx11-protocol-perl 0.56-7
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii x11-xserver-utils 7.7+8
xdg-utils suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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