[Surfraw-devel] Bug#563743: Bug#563743: surfraw: Error occured while reset 800b: errno=5

Ian Beckwith ianb at erislabs.net
Wed Jan 6 02:50:37 UTC 2010

tags 563743 + moreinfo

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 01:14:57AM +0100, stephrom wrote:
> Hi guys,
> when I want to use surfraw, this message appears:
> Error occured while reset 800b: errno=5
> The browser is not launched and that's all.
> The problem is the same with the defaut config without any user
> config, with a graphical browser (iceweasel) or a text one (w3m).
> I can't tell you when this problem appears because I don't often use
> surfraw but I think that it was working a month ago.

hmm, surfraw itself won't generate that message, it is probably failing
to invoke a browser correctly and the browser is giving that message.

Is it the same with all elvi?
Do you have any environment variables starting with XDG (eg $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS)?

Can you run a failing elvi directly with sh -x, and post the output.
For instance:

sh -x /usr/lib/surfraw/google foo &> surfraw.out



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