I was restarting the latest Ubuntu PHP nanoweb on my netbook when I saw a shell script error message. A run through the file nanoctl in my /usr/sbin revealed a few issues - particular if trying to use the simple status option. To make matters worse, the script is hard-coded with "lynx" as the browser name - while my Ubuntu defaults to Galeon (but I prefer Epiphany.)
If you care to look over an alternative, I have a version with extension .sh over at aule-browser.com
The edited version is set for the Gnome Epiphany browser for linux - you may wish to edit the BROWSER var. Note that the /usr/sbin/nanoweb file is what is commonly referred to as nanoweb.php
Like PHP programming, unix shell scripting sometimes can be a somewhat arcane art.