Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119893
Evolution doesn't launch Mozilla when clicking on a link inside a message
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040312
Description of problem:
In Fedora Core 2 test2, if you click on a link in a message window,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a message containing a link
2.Click on the link
Actual Results: Nothing happens
Expected Results: Mozilla show start and the link should be opened in it
I found out what the problem is: by default, in "preferences -> file
types and programs -> internet services", the http protocol is set to
"mozilla-1.6 %s" and the https protocol is set to "epiphany %s".
On my computer, mozilla's binary is /usr/bin/mozilla, not
/usr/bin/mozilla-1.6 and I don't have epiphany installed.
I changed both protocols to "mozilla %s" , and now it works fine.
I guess the solution is to have this keys automatically changed to
something that is installed between mozilla, epiphany or konqueror.
PS: it was tested on both a fresh account and an old account.
$rpm -q mozilla
[julien@rfc1918 julien]$ rpm -q mozilla
I suspect this is fixed by newer versions of control-center, but not
in the default schema. Try the following procedurE:
1) Upgrade to latest rawhide.
2) Run Preferences -> Preferred Applications.
3) Choose the browser that you wish to run when clicking on links.
Restart Evolution and see if it behaves any better with both http and
https links. Please report your results.
I've tested it on both my current account (removing http and https
protocols from "file types & programs") and on a newly created account
and it works well.
That said, on the newly created account, there was no browser defined
in preferred applications. I think the preferred browser should be
automatically set (only the first time) to the first browser found
among a list containing Mozilla, Konqueror and Epiphany.
This is after using latest rawhide control-center?
The desktop team needs to make certain decisions about which browser
will be default, but it will be a sane default so things like this
work without any configuration needed.
Yes, I'm using "Gnome control-center 188.8.131.52". I did a yum update just
before testing it.
This is a dupe of bug 119569. The problem is fixed as of
gnome-vfs2-2.6.0-5 (which changes the default browser from epiphany -
which is not installed - to Mozilla). Update gnome-vfs2 and create a
new user account to test.
OK, I've tested it on a new account, and it works perfectly.