Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100569
Clicking on mailto: URL does nothing, mail handler is broken.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.11 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030708
Description of problem:
With the latest update for galeon (from 1.2.6-0.7.3 to 1.2.11-1.7.3) the mail
handler does not work anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Assign mail handler in galeon: Settings -> Preferences -> Handlers -> Programs
-> Mail handler; select predefined default "xterm -e mutt ...". This also does
not work with any other settings for the mail handler, even own scripts are not
called at all.
2.close preferences dialog
3.select a page with "mailto:" link, click this link
Actual Results: Nothing happens.
Expected Results: The mail handler should be called, a window should be opened
to write a mail.
It worked with galeon-1.2.6, removing .gconf* and .galeon before executing
galeon-1.2.11 makes no difference, setting the gnome mail handler makes no
It simply seems, that the specified mail handler is not called at all.
I have also found the same thing with Red Hat 8.0.
I updated via up2date from:
Galeon 1.2.6 -> 1.2.11
Mozilla 1.01 -> Mozilla 1.02
Clicking on mailto: links worked in Galeon 1.2.6, but no longer in 1.2.11 with
Mozilla 1.0.2. None of the mailto options in Galeon under Handlers -> Programs work.
Have tried adding the appropriate mailto configs in Gnome, for example:
- .gnome/Gnome under [URL-Handlers]
- from Control Center adding a new mailto Internet Service
Nothing seems to work.
I wonder if what follows is a hint into what might be happening?...
"...I don't think it's a GCC 3.2 problem, but rather a Galeon compiled with
2.95.3 / GConf compiled with 3.2 version-mismatch problem..."
This should be fixed with the most recent builds.
Great, I would love to try it, where can I find the most recent built?
From rawhide or one of the recent betas.