Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67469
Helper configuration will not accept fully qualified path
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Tried setting up Acrobat Reader, acroread, as helper app in Mozilla 0.9.9 app
for pdf files. Specfied program using full path name, e.g.
/usr/local/share/Acrobat5/bin/acroread %s. Did so as /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin is
not in my path. Would not work. Instead, Mozilla went to the next entry in
/etc/pluggerrc and launched gv. Got acroread to work by putting symlink to
above command in /usr/local/bin, which IS in path.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure helper app using full path
3.Open page having embedded pdf file
Actual Results: gv (Ghost View) opened, rather than acroread
Expected Results: acroread should have opened
Instructions to use fully qualifed path name were as instructed by adobe.
However, man plugger indicates that, "Note that Plugger will check the first
word of the command and search your $PATH for that command. If that command is
not found Plugger will go to the next line in your plug- errc." This says to
me that plugger does not parse the command correctly.
What happens if you leave off the %s at the end of the command? I think that
you just need to specify that path, and that's it.
Didn't work for me. Tried it leaving off the %s. Made no difference.
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Closing as CANTFIX.