Xfhelp 4.2 fails in default setting

purslow at sympatico.ca purslow at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 11 19:22:18 CEST 2004

041010 Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
>> i use Gentoo, which has a  400 line  script to start Firefox:
>> that is the source of the message "No running windows found".
>> Xfce ought to try to work correctly on all the major distros.
> firefox in it's default install shows a profile manager
> when there already is another instance running,
> so we first try to use that and on failure we run regular firefox.
> No running windows found is fine. Returning 0 on failure is not.

so the outcome is simple: unlike Galeon & Konqueror,
Firefox (and Mozilla) expect a somewhat complex starting command
& the Gentoo script which starts them has an incorrect return code (a bug).

i will submit a bug report to Gentoo & report back when there is a response.

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