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cmd/cover: go tool cover -html invokes Fierfox regardless it not being the default browser #6622

cznic opened this issue Oct 19, 2013 · 6 comments


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@cznic cznic commented Oct 19, 2013

Linux Mint 15 64bit, default browser Chrome. I'm aware it might be a Mint bug, but I
failed to find any such.
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@davecheney davecheney commented Oct 19, 2013

Comment 1:

Does linux mint have this command: sensible-browser ? If so, which browser is invoked
when you execute this command.
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@cznic cznic commented Oct 19, 2013

Comment 2:

It has that command. Executing it like below
$ sensible-browser 
Ve stávající relaci prohlížeče bylo vytvořeno nové okno.
results in a new window (not tab) is created in Chrome. The message is the .cz locale
version of ~ "A new window was created in the current browser session".
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@minux minux commented Oct 20, 2013

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cmd/cover uses xdg-open file://xxx to open the browser, and it is supposed
to open the web page using the default browser.
i suspect it's a system configuration problem.
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@davecheney davecheney commented Oct 20, 2013

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What does pprof use? Ideally they should be the same.
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@adg adg commented Oct 21, 2013

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Agree, I think it must be a system config issue. Unless there is a better broadly-useful
way of opening a browser.

Status changed to WorkingAsIntended.

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@minux minux commented Oct 21, 2013

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Re #4, in fact, pprof uses the following hardcoded list of browsers:
perhaps it should also use xdg-open on unix.
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