Bug#774495: "nearby sites" mdns bookmarks lead to broken ipv6 addresses

chrysn chrysn at fsfe.org
Sat Jan 3 13:15:13 UTC 2015

Package: epiphany-browser
Version: 3.14.1-1
Severity: normal

when using "nearby sites" (avahi / mdns) bookmarks to discover a service
(eg /usr/share/doc/avahi-daemon/examples/example.service copied to
/etc/avahi/services/ with the service name set to _http._tcp), ipv6
addresses are broken when they are assembled to the address bar: with my
address being fe80::800:27ff:fe00:0 on eth0 and the port set to 515, i'm
sent to http://fe80::800:27ff:fe00:0:515/, which not only lacks bracket
escaping of the v6 address, but also the interface index -- correctly,
it should be http://[fe80::800:27ff:fe00:0%eth0]:515/.

as a result, the announced service is unreachable unless the address is
fixed manually or gets replaced with the hostname (again, manually).

note that once https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=634661 is
resolved (which might be easy to fix when working on this bug), the
issue of putting the interface in remains until bug #644912 (and
possibly bug #466014) is fixed.

best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages epiphany-browser depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                     1.8.12-3
ii  epiphany-browser-data        3.14.1-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme             3.12.0-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic    3.12.0-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas    3.14.1-1
ii  iso-codes                    3.57-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                  2.14.0-1
ii  libavahi-client3             0.6.31-4+b2
ii  libavahi-common3             0.6.31-4+b2
ii  libavahi-gobject0            0.6.31-4+b2
ii  libc6                        2.19-13
ii  libcairo-gobject2            1.14.0-2.1
ii  libcairo2                    1.14.0-2.1
ii  libgcr-base-3-1              3.14.0-2
ii  libgcr-ui-3-1                3.14.0-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0           2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.42.1-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-10        3.14.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                   3.14.5-1
ii  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18  2.6.2+dfsg1-3
ii  libnotify4                   0.7.6-2
ii  libnspr4                     2:4.10.7-1
ii  libnspr4-0d                  2:4.10.7-1
ii  libnss3                      2:3.17.2-1.1
ii  libnss3-1d                   2:3.17.2-1.1
ii  libpango-1.0-0               1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0          1.36.8-3
ii  libsecret-1-0                0.18-1+b1
ii  libsoup2.4-1                 2.48.0-1
ii  libsqlite3-0       
ii  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37         2.6.2+dfsg1-3
ii  libwnck-3-0                  3.4.9-3
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxml2                      2.9.2+dfsg1-1+b1
ii  libxslt1.1                   1.1.28-2+b2

Versions of packages epiphany-browser recommends:
ii  ca-certificates  20141019
ii  evince           3.14.1-1
ii  yelp             3.14.1-1

epiphany-browser suggests no packages.

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