AptURLs don't directly open apturl in Xubuntu

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 13:05:07 UTC 2010


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:37 AM, Ryan Oram <ryanoram at trentu.ca> wrote:

> When I run "exo-open apt://foo" on Xubuntu, by default it opens the
> default browser instead of AptURL. This is great if Firefox is your
> default browser, as it will then open AptURL on its own. But if your
> default browser is Chromium, which uses xdg-open to determine the
> default application for URIs, an AptURL will just open another
> instance of Chromium and no package will be installed.
> I'm looking into making a website for the "Ubuntu AppUpdate" service
> and was disappointed to see that Xubuntu doesn't fully support
> AptURLs, at least not to the same extent as Ubuntu.
> I looked into trying set exo-open manually and it looks like a fiery
> undocumented hell, so I was wondering if you guys would know how to
> fix this.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
Just checking . . . did you also test this on Chromium on Ubuntu?  Might it
be a Chromium / Firefox issue, rather than a Xubuntu / Ubuntu issue?

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