Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131283
eog closes right after opening window to display attached image, as started by gnus
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:41:25 EST
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Description of problem:
As of the past few days, when I ask gnus to open an attachment of type
image/*, it starts eog and, instead of eog sticking around until I
tell it to quit, it quits immediately. If I save the attachment in a
file and run eog by hand, or even if I start eog
$TMPDIR/emm.*/filename (that's where gnus saves attachments before it
starts a mime handler), it completes successfully.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a message in gnus containing a MIME attachment of type image/*
2.Right click on the attachment header, and choose `View Externally'.
Actual Results: The eog window pops up and goes away before you get a
chance to see the image.
Expected Results: It should remain on screen, like it did before.
My gut says this is similar to bug 131113
Can you try to reproduce this in a similar way?
I don't see why you think it's related. Even the symptoms are
completely different. When I start it from the command line, it works
fine. It's only when gnus starts it that it fails, and when it
fails, it doesn't leave a blank window, it quits immediately.
Not sure what is going on, but our emacs package basically hasn't
changed since FC2.
This was working for you until recently?
Yup, it worked until a few days before I reported the problem. I
tried to duplicate the problem with other means, but failed.
Hmmm, that suggests it may not be a problem with our emacs.
No other changes on your system?
There are no errors or warnings appearing in *Messages* or
some other temporary buffer by any chance?
Hmmm, do you have gthumb installed?
Seems to work ok for me after some testing.
I should add that the default viewer in /etc/mailcap for "image/*"
now appears to be gthumb: how are you configuring emacs to use eog?
[Personally I much prefer gthumb to eog anyway...]
As for `No other changes', that's a resounding `NO' since my boxes
track rawhide. gthumb indeed works, but back when I filed the bug
report, the default image/* handler was eog. I don't have any
personal settings in this regard, and never had.
Since the problem is gone with default settings, but probably remains
if someone chooses eog as the default image/* handler, I'll reassign
to eog, such that the eog maintainer can give it a try and hopefully
verify the problem is gone, or fix it. It's definitely lower priority
at this point.
Meanwhile, I'll try to figure out how to set up mailcap to use eog and
see how it goes.
Removing from trackers since it's low priority now.
eog is gone, gthumb is working fine for the same purpose.