[New-bugs-announce] [issue43137] webbrowser to support "gio open <URL>"
report at bugs.python.org
Fri Feb 5 07:26:34 EST 2021
New submission from Matthias Klose <doko at debian.org>:
[forwarded from https://bugs.debian.org/969776]
rust-webbrowser tries to open URLs via "gvfs-open $URL" and
"gnome-open $URL". Both are obsolete; the replacement is "gio open $URL",
using the gio(1) tool from the libglib2.0-bin package.
The gvfs-open tool was superseded by gio(1) in 2015, and removed from
upstream GNOME in 2018. The version in Debian is currently a
Debian-specific patch, which we would like to remove before Debian 11.
The gnome-open tool was superseded by gvfs-open in 2008, ceased to be
part of GNOME releases after about 2011, most recently appeared in a
Debian stable release as part of Debian 9, and was finally removed from
Debian in 2019.
The current list of browser could need some cleanup, e.g.:
- remove "The Netscape and old Mozilla browsers"
- remove grail?
- remove gvfs-open
- can't find galeon anymore, but epiphany
components: Library (Lib)
title: webbrowser to support "gio open <URL>"
versions: Python 3.10
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