Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438525
Command-Line attachmet is broken
Last modified: 2008-11-26 12:37:32 EST
The Fedora-Build of Thunderbird is broken since a long time and i would like to
use yum instead of taraballs from mozilla.org
I have a .desktop-File and a PHP-Script what makes the call to thunderbird
running under KDE, it works perfectly with the original-tarball, but iwth the
fedora-builds it results in a
"attachment='file:///home/harry/.kde/share/icons/thunderbird.xpm'" in the
To-Field instead attaching files :-(
I wonder that nobobody uses context-menu for attaching files to emails...
[Desktop Action attachToEmail]
Name=Attach to e-mail
Name[la]=Annectere ad e-litteras
Name[de]=An E-Mail anhängen
Name[pt_BR]=Enviar por e-mail como anexo
Name[nl]=Verzend als bijlage per e-mail
Name[es]=Enviar por correo
Name[nb]=Vedlegg til e-post
Name[nn]=Vedlegg til e-post
Name[fr]=Envoyer par email
$cmd = 'thunderbird -compose "attachment=\'';
$set_comma = 0;
foreach($_SERVER['argv'] as $file)
if(basename($file) != 'send-file.php')
$cmd .= ',';
$cmd .= 'file://' . escapeshellcmd($file);
$set_comma = 1;
$cmd .= '\'"';
Created attachment 298795 [details]
screenshot of non-reproducing this bug
So, just to make some order from this very convoluted and obviously complex
problem, you mean that running command
thunderbird -compose "attachment=file:///home/matej/any2theora.sh"
(which is at least I hope what your PHP script tries to do; I don't know PHP
and I don't like it, so I have never learnt it well)
so that running this command should open TB composer with the file attached?
Well, it works for me.
Do you have something more to add to it before I close this bug as WORKSFORME?
Or in less argumentative style -- what does running the above command does on
Created attachment 298814 [details]
Created attachment 298815 [details]
Thunderbird not running
I have postetd two screenshots
The bug hits only if thunderbird is running sending the command
If thunderbird is started with a command like
thunderbird -compose "attachment='file:///home/harry/php_error.log'"
it works as it should be
If i use the mozilla.org-Tarball there are no troubles
History of this:
* There was a known bug in thunderbird 1.5.x
* As thunderbird 2.0 beta was released i wrote the php-skript and depsktop-file
* As fedora packaged thunderbird 2.0.x i tried the ditribution-build
* Had the same error, becaue my mail-client is running all the day
* Now we know whatever is buggy, it is only if the apllication runs
I hope you can reprdouce and fix this
My normal stard-command is "ksystraycmd kgtk-wrapper thunderbird" just for your
info, does not matter at this time, but please test it also while trying to fix
I think it's already fixed in rawhide.
Can anybody fix this also in F8?
This is a bug that has gone away upstream with the first beta auf TB 2.0.x and
only the fedora-builds will bring him back - its enough to must make an own hack
in kde because there is no context-menu "send mail" using the selected MUA, but
if it does not work finally it hurts :-(
I love Fedora, but such bugs in TB and the fact that some FF-Extensions
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432728) does not work while
mozilla.org-builds have no problems is a big pain!
We can bundle it to some upcoming security errata...
The fix is in CVS and will be released with the next security update
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