[Surfraw-devel] Bug#628683: surfraw does not work correctly with chromium

Michel synth17+deb-bugs at gmail.com
Tue May 31 10:07:57 UTC 2011

Package: surfraw
Version: 2.2.7-1
Severity: important

Running [1] without a ~/.surfraw.conf. Opens a new window with the home page.
And get the following message after it runs [2].

Running [1] with ~/.surfraw.conf with SURFRAW_graphical_browser=/usr/bin/chromium.
Opens a new tab in a current browsing session. But with the following in the
navigation bar: openurl%28http//www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=test) And also get the
following message after it runs [2].

Running [3], works as expected. A new tab is opened in a current browsing
session, with the correct page and results. Note, having ~/.surfraw.conf in
place or not has no affect using this method.

It would be nice if using [1] would just work and not have to use [3] each time
one wants to use surfraw with chromium.

[1] $ sr imdb test 
[2] $ Created new window in existing browser session.
[3] $ sr -browser=/usr/bin/chromium imdb test


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/3 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages surfraw depends on:
ii  chromium [www-brows 11.0.696.71~r86024-1 Chromium browser
ii  midori [www-browser 0.3.6-1              fast, lightweight graphical web br
ii  w3m [www-browser]   0.5.3-2+b1           WWW browsable pager with excellent

Versions of packages surfraw recommends:
ii  curl                          7.21.6-1   Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or 
ii  libwww-perl                   6.01-3     simple and consistent interface to
ii  surfraw-extra                 2.2.7-1    extra surfraw search tools with he
ii  w3m                           0.5.3-2+b1 WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  wget                          1.12-3.1   retrieves files from the web

Versions of packages surfraw suggests:
ii  screen                        4.0.3-14   terminal multiplexor with VT100/AN

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