10.04.4 LTS: Cannnot select chromium-browser as default browser in preferred applications

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 14:32:56 UTC 2014

On 26/04/14 15:17, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 26 April 2014 09:54:18 Liam Proven did opine:
>> On 26 April 2014 02:53, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
>>> I suspect I may have a perms problem, so where does the file the
>>> prefered applications requester located on 10.04.4 LTS?
>> How many times, Gene?
>> *Don't run apps on your mill-control machine.*
> Or my lathe control machine?  Shirley you jest since both run a browser,
> and both run konversation because help is often just a 5 foot walk to the
> other keyboard and ask the question.
>> Keep it pristine and clean and pure, with only the CNC-control
>> software on it, and ideally, isolated off the Internet. 10.04 is past
>> it now.
> Nope, absolutely not isolated, other than by dd-wrt in my router, they are
> part of my local network, that way the update-manager can keep me up to
> speed as there is a new release, and a new build almost daily as both
> linuxcnc-2.5.4, which I'm running on those 2 boxes, and 2.6.0, which I am
> running in simulate mode on this machine and 2.7.0-pre (current bleeding
> edge, are under active development, and when 14.04 LTS becomes stable,
> we'll build an RTAI version of it for real time usage, and will then cobble
> up an install CD for 14.04 LTS plus our RTAI patch.  That patch is very
> invasive, so it takes quite an effort to get a good build, so we do not
> follow Linus's latest ever.  I'll give it another 6 weeks to get the 14.04
> CD compiled.  Then those that do have a net connection will upgrade.  Those
> that are busy making a living with it likely will not until they discover
> something in the newer stuff they need.  There is, when its your income at
> stake, an understandable reticence about fixing something that for their
> usage, is not broke.  Me, its a hobby, basically keeping the old man out of
> the bars, so I can afford to cut myself occasionally. :)  But FF on this
> machine has gone into self destruct mode, largely because some of the
> leakier java has been removed.  And our ssl is too old to have the
> heartbleed bug.

I'd question that! My understanding of heartbleed is that it's a bug 
that has existed since openssl was introduced and only just been 
discovered ;(
I could be wrong though, but worth checking up on ;)

Pete S

>> Run 12.04 as a minimum on your own desktop/laptops, preferably 14.04
>> in a few weeks once it's stabilised, and you won't have these
>> problems.
> I am still getting security backports for the 10.04 LTS stuff.  Once or
> twice a week.  We have not been thrown under the bus just yet.
> Cheers, Gene

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