Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 403141
konversationircprotocolhandler fails due to looking for pidof in the wrong place.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:22:17 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.
Either silent failure or bash complaining about missing pidof.
A new tab is opened in konversation on the desired channel.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=245293 affecting kpowersave may have
a similar cause.
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