[Bioc-devel] which web browser on the linux build machines? was Re: R environment variable which indicates "running in the bioc build system"?

Pages, Herve hp@ge@ @end|ng |rom |redhutch@org
Tue Sep 17 18:35:27 CEST 2019

Hi Paul,

We have firefox on the Linux builders:

 > getOption("browser")
[1] "/usr/bin/firefox"
 > browseURL("https://www.bioconductor.org/packages/igvR")

However it could be that this works, not because firefox somehow gets 
started in headless mode, but because we have Xvfb (X11 virtual frame 
buffer) run as a service in the background so firefox is able to connect 
to that. I'm not sure.

Hope this helps,

On 9/17/19 05:54, Paul Shannon wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2019, at 3:13 PM, Pages, Herve <hpages using fredhutch.org> wrote:
>> AFAIK the build machines have web browsers.
> Hi Herve,
> I’d like to do my local linux testing of igvR using the same web browser you have on the bioc linux build machines.    I’d be grateful if you could tell me which one is installed.
> Thanks!
>   - Paul

Hervé Pagès

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