Description of problem:
Clicking on email addresses in evolution no longer in F13/evolution 2.30.0 if you are not using the GNOME desktop but KDE, Xfce, LXDE, whatever.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start evolution 2.30.0
2. click on an email address, ether in the header or the body of a mail
An error message appears: "Could not open the link. The specified location is not supported."
Composer window should be opened, not matter what desktop environment you are running.
Both Gnome and the other desktops are set to use evolution for composing email:
$ gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/command
evolution --component=mail %s
$ cat ~/.config/xfce4/helpers.rc
$ cat ~/.config/libfm/pref-apps.conf
$ grep evolution ~/.kde/share/config/emaildefaults
I can compose mail by clicking on an address in the Xfce Terminal or gnome-terminal. Everything works fine, it's just evolution that doesn't work.
I wonder if this is related to bug 525449. I thought evolution >= 2.28 was using gtk_show_uri to open URLs, has this changed again in 2.30?
Forwarded upstream as https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=617419
That error message usually means you don't have the GVFS daemon running.
We still use gtk_show_uri(), but that function simply forwards the request to GIO, and GIO relies on the GVFS daemon to process mailto URIs.
gvfs-daemon is running:
$ ps -A | grep gvfs
3854 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd
3874 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-fuse-daemo
4023 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-gdu-volume
4030 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-gphoto2-vo
4032 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-afc-volume
4162 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd-http
I just realized that it not only affects mailto links but also links to files.
both do not work but return an error message appears:
"Could not open the link.
No application is registered as handling this file"
Of course there are apps registered for iso or torrent files, I can open them locally just fine by clicking on them, even in nautilus running under Xfce. I can open them fro any other application but not from evolution.
URLs like http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/ however can be opened from evo.
Closing as NOTABUG since the issue is external to Evolution.
Please tell me the proper component so I can file a bug. Even better: Assign it to the correct component yourself. TIA!
Reopening to hopefully get the requested info.
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