Bug 730424 - opening .torrent files doesn't work
Summary: opening .torrent files doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: deluge
Version: 14
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rahul Sundaram
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-12 20:52 UTC by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2011-08-26 19:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: deluge-1.3.3-1.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-08-26 19:03:11 UTC
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Description Pierre Ossman 2011-08-12 20:52:38 UTC
Description of problem:
Opening a .torrent file does not work with deluge. Deluge complains about not being able to open the file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click a .torrent file in firefox.

Actual results:
Deluge complains about not finding the file.

Expected results:
New torrent is added to deluge.

Additional info:
The issue is caused by the deluge .desktop file specifying it wants a URI, not a path as an argument. It therefore gets e.g. "file:/tmp/foo.torrent" instead of "/tmp/foo.torrent" (which works). I assume this was done to handle magnet links, so you can't just switch back to providing paths.

Either deluge needs to learn how to deal with file://, or you'll have to have two .desktop files, one for .torrent files and one for magnet links.

Comment 1 Pierre Ossman 2011-08-15 06:43:51 UTC
Seems like this is fixed in 1.3.3, looking at the changelog:


"# Fix path error with torrent files prefixed with ' file://' from Firefox"

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-08-15 14:24:09 UTC
deluge-1.3.3-1.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-08-17 01:00:23 UTC
Package deluge-1.3.3-1.fc14:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing deluge-1.3.3-1.fc14'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-08-26 19:03:06 UTC
deluge-1.3.3-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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