[kde-edu]: [3.5] KApplication::invokeBrowser() question

Jason Harris kstars at 30doradus.org
Wed May 23 19:14:27 CEST 2007


I just got a bug report[1] that indicates a user can't get KStars to open URLs 
when run from GNOME.  The error message is: 
Error: could not launch the browser  Could not find service "kfmclient"

KStars uses KApplication::invokeBrowser(), which is supposed to use the user's 
configured browser, and as I understand it, should work fine under GNOME.  My 
understanding is that "kfmclient" is a small utility that opens the user's 
preferred browser.  Obviously, this user doesn't have kfmclient installed.

So this is probably a packaging issue, but I don't know enough about it to 
advise the user.  The bug report indicates that KStars came from Ubuntu 
packages, and specifically, from edubuntu.  Is anyone familiar with what 
ubuntu package provides the kfmclient service?  I suppose edubuntu will need 
to be advised of this missing dependency.


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