Chromium cannot use the HTML (no JS) version of DuckDuckGo, if DDG is the default search engine

Bug #1313521 reported by mpb on 2014-04-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On Ubuntu 14.04, with
Chromium Version 34.0.1847.116 Ubuntu 14.04 aura (260972)
provided by: 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2

Chromium can successfully search here:

But not here:
(Enter a query, press Enter, and you will get a blank page.)

Firefox can search at both urls, as can Chromium 28.x on Ubuntu 13.04.
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.340

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
Package: chromium-browser 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

_MarkForUpload: True
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""
modified.conffile..etc.default.chromium.browser: [deleted]

Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :


we need some more information. From a terminal window please run:

sudo apport-collect 1313521

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.


Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
mpb (mpb) wrote : ChromiumPrefs.txt

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated
mpb (mpb) wrote : Dependencies.txt

apport information

mpb (mpb) wrote : DiskUsage.txt

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mpb (mpb) wrote : gconf-keys.txt

apport information

I wonder if apport will give you sufficient information to reproduce this bug. I have discovered the bug is more complicated than it first appeared. Here is how to reproduce it.

1) Boot ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso from a USB stick.

2) Install and run chromium-browser

3) Manage search engines, add a new search engine:

ddg ddg

4) Make the new search engine the default.

5) Press ctrl+t to get a new tab, type "testing" in the url/search box, press enter and get a page of results.

6) Click on the green magnifying glass to search again. You will get a page without any search results.

7) Switch the default search engine to Google. Now the page will search correctly and display results.

8) Switch the default search engine back to "ddg", and the problem reappears.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
mpb (mpb) on 2014-04-29
summary: - Chromium cannot use the HTML (no JS) version of DuckDuckGo
+ Chromium cannot use the HTML (no JS) version of DuckDuckGo, if DDG is
+ the default search engine
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