Bug 403141 - konversationircprotocolhandler fails due to looking for pidof in the wrong place.
konversationircprotocolhandler fails due to looking for pidof in the wrong pl...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: konversation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dennis Gilmore
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Reported: 2007-11-28 11:47 EST by Oliver Henshaw
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:22 EST (History)
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Description Oliver Henshaw 2007-11-28 11:47:25 EST
Description of problem:

irc:// links fail to open a new tab in a running konversation window. I tried to
run konversationircprotocolhandler in the shell and found that it fails because
'pidof' can not be found. pidof is located at /sbin/pidof, at least on fedora.

Line 18 in /usr/bin/konversationircprotocolhandler is the guilty party:

if [ `pidof konversation` ]; then

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find an irc:// url, e.g. on http://irc.mozilla.org/
2. Check that an instance of konversation is running.
2. Follow it in konqueror, firefox (after configuration) or via
konversationircprotocolhandler on the commandline.
Actual results:
Either silent failure or bash complaining about missing pidof.

Expected results:
A new tab is opened in konversation on the desired channel.

Additional info:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=245293 affecting kpowersave may have
a similar cause.
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