Bug 471572 - xdg-email: Thunderbird attachment does not work
xdg-email: Thunderbird attachment does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-11-14 06:51 EST by Alec Leamas
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:57 EDT (History)
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Description Alec Leamas 2008-11-14 06:51:29 EST
Description of problem:
The command xdg-mime --attach <file> <addresses> does not work when Thinderbird is selected as preferred system mailer.

Version-Release number of selected component:xdg-utils-1.0.2-4.fc9.noarch

How reproducible: Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In the menu System | Preferences | Personal | Preferred Applications,
   select Thunderbird as preferred applications.
2. Logout, and login again (required for me, yet another bug?)
3. At prompt issue "xdg-mime --attach <file> <address>"
Actual results:
Thunderbird window with correct address but no attachment

Expected results:

Thunderbird window with correct attachment.

Additional info:

Works OK when evolution is the preferred email application.

Fedora 9, updated as of yesterday.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-11-14 15:19:01 EST
This doesn't work with thunderbird like in other email clients:

thunderbird "mailto:far@bar.baz?subject=foo&attach=blah.txt"

at least the attach part of the url doesn't seem to be used, reaasigning -> thunderbird.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:15:48 EDT
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