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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] FSDG-issue in xdg-utils?

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] FSDG-issue in xdg-utils?
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:48:24 +1000

On Sat, 9 Jul 2011 16:04:50 +0200
Henry Jensen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
> while investigating a bug in ConnochaetOS's xdg-utils I discovered
> that there are several NON-FSDG and even non-free web browsers are
> mentioned in the scripts. This could potentially lead to a situation
> where xdg-utils suggest to the user to install such a browser. I
> discovered the same issue in Parabolas version of xdg-utils.
> I also CC'ing this to gnu-linux-libre,  so other libre distros may
> check their version of xdg-utils as well.
> Reference:

It would be nice if you could say what browsers/where to find them, so
we don't all have to go searching.

I'm also wondering if we should be removing them. If a user installs
and uses one of those browsers as default xdg-open will stop
functioning correctly. (To me xdg-utils is a package like wine).


> Regards,
> Henry

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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