Bug 588023 - Clicking on email addresses no longer opens composer window
Summary: Clicking on email addresses no longer opens composer window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-02 09:21 UTC by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2011-06-02 14:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-02 14:42:54 UTC
Type: ---

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 617419 0 None None None Never

Description Christoph Wickert 2010-05-02 09:21:24 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
An error message appears: "Could not open the link. The specified location is not supported."

Expected results:
Composer window should be opened, not matter what desktop environment you are running.

Additional info:
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 
[Preferred Applications]
$ grep evolution ~/.kde/share/config/emaildefaults 
EmailClient[$e]=evolution %U

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?

Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2010-05-02 09:26:46 UTC
Forwarded upstream as https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=617419

Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2010-05-02 13:36:25 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Christoph Wickert 2010-05-02 13:53:07 UTC
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

Comment 4 Christoph Wickert 2010-05-03 08:43:00 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2010-05-08 14:27:19 UTC
Closing as NOTABUG since the issue is external to Evolution.

Comment 6 Christoph Wickert 2010-05-08 19:31:35 UTC
Please tell me the proper component so I can file a bug. Even better: Assign it to the correct component yourself. TIA!

Comment 7 Christoph Wickert 2011-03-25 11:23:40 UTC
Reopening to hopefully get the requested info.

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Comment 9 Christoph Wickert 2011-06-02 14:42:54 UTC
Fixed in F14 and F15 while F13 is still broken.

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