Apport bug reporter on "system" software crashes launches Firefox instead of user-preferred web browser

Bug #131350 reported by Alexander Jones on 2007-08-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

Apport on regular user software crashes correctly launches my preferred browser, Epiphany.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 9 17:30:50 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
Package: apport 0.94
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: apport
Uname: Linux flash 2.6.22-9-generic #1 SMP Fri Aug 3 00:50:37 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :

I can confirm this, Evolution crashing caused Firefox, not Epiphany to open.

Changed in apport:
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :

Actually, evolution isn't "system" software, unless you were running it as root. Have you configured Epiphany as your default browser in Preferred Applications?

Epiphany is configured correctly in my case.

Fabien Tassin (fta) wrote :

I just proposed a fix, to be merged into the main branch:

Please, give it a try.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Merged Fabien's branch into trunk, thank you!

Changed in apport:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 0.114

apport (0.114) intrepid; urgency=low

  [ Fabien Tassin ]
  * apport/ Use preferred browser when it's recognized as a
    Mozilla browser (firefox, seamonkey, flock) or Epiphany (LP: #131350)

  [ Oumar Aziz OUATTARA ]
  * apport/ Add support for /etc/apport/crashdb.conf.d/*.conf crash
    database configuration files. Document it in doc/crashdb-conf.txt.
  * apport/ Support a new field "CrashDB" in apport reports which select
    a non-default crash database. Document this in doc/package-hooks.txt.

  [ Martin Pitt ]
  * apport/ If a hook crashes with an exception, print it to
    stderr, for easier debugging of hooks.
  * apport/crashdb_impl/ If PackageArchitecture is 'all', fall
    back to looking at Architecture instead of not adding a
    needs-$ARCH-retrace tag at all. This prevented signal crashes originating
    from e. g. Python packages from being automatically retraced.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 10:51:24 +0200

Changed in apport:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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