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

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Wed May 23 19:39:54 CEST 2007

A Dimecres 23 Maig 2007, Jason Harris va escriure:
> Hello,
> 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.

No, kfmclient is a konqueror alias.

To change his preferred browser he has to go to kcontrol -> KDE components -> 
Default Applications and change it there.

Although maybe he doesn't even have kcontrol installed and that could be seen 
as a fault in invokeBrowser() itself.


> 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.
> thanks,
> Jason

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