Bug 494890 - Could not open the address “ftp://lsof.itap.purdue.edu/pub/tools/unix/lsof”: Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/firefox-3.0b4pre/firefox" (No such file or directory)
Could not open the address “ftp://lsof.itap.purdue.edu/pub/tools/unix/lsof”: ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Reported: 2009-04-08 10:47 EDT by Michal Nowak
Modified: 2013-03-07 21:05 EST (History)
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Description Michal Nowak 2009-04-08 10:47:41 EDT
Description of problem:

write FTP address ftp://lsof.itap.purdue.edu/pub/tools/unix/lsof to gnome-terminal, point cursor on the link, press Control and Mouse1; this should open the link specified app (Firefox in my case). But the result is strange window without title and with text:

Could not open the address “ftp://lsof.itap.purdue.edu/pub/tools/unix/lsof”:
Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/firefox-3.0b4pre/firefox" (No such file or directory)

and the link is not open.

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Strange on this window is that the terminal itself still active but the error window is not in the task bar, resulting in not being able to select it via Mod-Tab. /usr/bin/firefox is the place where Firefox is located and should be used, perhaps.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-04-08 11:56:52 EDT
gconftool-2 --type string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp/command "firefox %s"

should fix things for you. 

I guess this is firefox installing itself as default ftp handler, and getting it wrong...
Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2009-04-08 13:29:10 EDT
This actually sounds like you downloaded an upstream binary, and let it set itself as the default.  We disable that bit in our builds because gnome-default-applications-properties is the preferred method, and because firefox gets it wrong.
Comment 3 Michal Nowak 2009-04-08 13:38:47 EDT
True. The problem's not present in fresh Rawhide install.

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