Bug 2013817 - xdg-email doesn't open mozilla-thunderbird.desktop
Summary: xdg-email doesn't open mozilla-thunderbird.desktop
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdg-utils
Version: 34
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-10-13 20:07 UTC by Don Becker
Modified: 2022-06-08 00:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2022-06-08 00:44:30 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Don Becker 2021-10-13 20:07:22 UTC
Description of problem:

xdg-email doesn't open mailto links when thunderbird is set as the default, but xdg-open works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ rpm -qi xdg-utils
Name        : xdg-utils
Version     : 1.1.3
Release     : 9.fc34
Architecture: noarch

How reproducible:

100% of the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. xdg-email 'First Last <email>'

Actual results:

$ xdg-email 'First Last <email>'
/usr/bin/xdg-email: line 619: mozilla-thunderbird.desktop: command not found

Expected results:

thunderbird should open.

Additional information:

xdg-open works fine when passed mailto uris in the command line, but Chrome is trying to use xdg-email which makes mailto links not work.

Comment 1 Graham TerMarsch 2022-01-28 19:44:08 UTC
Can confirm this issue, when using KDE as the Desktop.

It appears that under Gnome3, xdg-email will call "desktop_file_to_binary" in order to translate from the ".desktop" file to the actual binary listed within it (/usr/bin/thunderbird), and as it does when using "open_generic()".

Under KDE, however, "open_kde()" does not do this translation, and so it tries to execute the actual ".desktop" file itself (which is what makes this fail).

Comment 2 Graham TerMarsch 2022-01-28 19:49:54 UTC
An upstream bug for this does exist: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xdg/xdg-utils/-/issues/187

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2022-05-12 16:27:08 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora Linux 34 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora Linux 34 on 2022-06-07.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
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Comment 4 Graham TerMarsch 2022-05-14 20:42:08 UTC
Can confirm that this is an issue in Fedora 35, I just do not have sufficient privileges to edit the ticket to update the "version" to note that.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2022-06-08 00:44:30 UTC
Fedora Linux 34 entered end-of-life (EOL) status on 2022-06-07.

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