[Bug 332340] [NEW] konqueror user agent string does not include distro ID

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat Feb 21 00:33:20 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

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

** Affects: kdebase (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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