konqueror user agent string does not include distro ID

Bug #332339 reported by Dan Kegel
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde4libs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdebase

The Wine project is trying to streamline their download page by detecting the distribution of visitors. However, Konqueror doesn't mention Ubuntu in the user agent string, so Konqueror users will get the non-streamlined download page.

Konqueror is using the useragent string

but firefox puts the distro in between the Gecko and the browser name
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009020911 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.6"

It would be nice if Konqueror did the same. Looking at my web logs, the most common place to put it is at the end:

   6 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.2; Linux) KHTML/4.2.0 (like Gecko) Fedora/4.2.0-10.fc10"
   7 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.10 (like Gecko) (Debian)"
  10 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.1; Linux) KHTML/4.1.3 (like Gecko) SUSE"
  14 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.10 (like Gecko)"
  16 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.9 (like Gecko) (Debian)"
  22 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.1; Linux) KHTML/4.1.2 (like Gecko)"
  34 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.2; Linux) KHTML/4.2.0 (like Gecko)"

Likewise, it would be really nice if Konqueror put the CPU type after the OS type.

See also bug 332253 and

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Kai Blin (kai.blin) wrote :

That can be turned on in Settings->Configure Konqueror->Browser Identification, checkbox Add Operating System Name

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Dan Kegel (dank) wrote :

So the enhancement request is to turn it on by default, I guess.

Otherwise it's not very useful for routing the average person to the right download.

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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Sounds like a job for kubuntu-default-settings

Changed in kdebase:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :
affects: kubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu) → kde4libs (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kde4libs - 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu3

kde4libs (4:4.4.2-0ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  * Add kubuntu_01_kubuntu_useragent.diff to add Kubuntu to the default KDE
    useragent (LP: #332339)
  * Add kubuntu_02_filedialog_enter_fix.diff (kde svn 1111606) to fix
    keyboard navigation within the file dialog
 -- Jonathan Thomas <email address hidden> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:30:58 -0400

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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