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Bug 100569 - Clicking on mailto: URL does nothing, mail handler is broken.
Clicking on mailto: URL does nothing, mail handler is broken.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: galeon (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2003-07-23 10:18 EDT by Thomas Hopfner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-03 10:53:55 EDT
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Description Thomas Hopfner 2003-07-23 10:18:43 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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
difference, too.

It simply seems, that the specified mail handler is not called at all.
Comment 1 Thomas Hopfner 2003-08-06 02:07:32 EDT
Anybody there?
Comment 2 Daryn Hanright 2003-08-20 23:45:37 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Daryn Hanright 2003-08-21 22:54:36 EDT
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..."

Comment 4 Christopher Blizzard 2003-08-25 14:00:11 EDT
This should be fixed with the most recent builds.
Comment 5 Thomas Hopfner 2003-08-26 03:54:11 EDT
Great, I would love to try it, where can I find the most recent built?
Thank you!
Comment 6 Christopher Blizzard 2003-09-03 10:53:55 EDT
From rawhide or one of the recent betas.

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