Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 279161
launchmail should fallback gracefully
Last modified: 2013-04-12 15:20:51 EDT
On a KDE-only installation with no gnome and no evolution, the launchmail button
is installed on all users' desktops but does not work. On invocation it replies
"xmessage: the evolution mail client does not exist, please reconfigure", but
there is no way to reconfigure it graphically.
"Requires: control-center" in the launchmail .spec.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time, given an installation without control-center.
We can fix by adding this fix from Fedora's launchmail. Proposing for RHEL-5.2.
--- launchmail 2006-12-14 12:24:28.000000000 -0500
+++ /home/devel/wtogami/launchmail 2007-09-05 15:52:48.409134000 -0400
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@
# Attempt to run GNOME Preferred Application Mail Client
-if [ -x /usr/bin/gconftool-2 ]; then
+if [ -x /usr/bin/gconftool-2 -a -x
/usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties ]; then
# Pull key from gconf, remove %s or "%s", trim leading & trailing spaces
GCONF=$(gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/command
2>/dev/null | sed -e 's/%s//; s/\"\"//; s/^\ *//; s/\ *$//')
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. This request will
be reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
This is a bug. One that primarily and noticeably affects lusers, so therefore
causes extra grief to admins. RH promises bug fixes on RHEL5 until Mar 31, 2010.
What's that promise worth, if such a simple bug as this one is pushed off with
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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