Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77105
Can't change url-viewers
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I change the setting for url-viewers, Pine takes no notice: it still
uses the setting from /etc/pine.conf. As I understand it, these settings
should be overridable (only settings in /etc/pine.conf.fixed can't be
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Pine, go to Setup>Config
2. Change url-viewers, e.g. to "opera"
3. View a URL. It still runs htmlview.
This bug has been around for a while.
By the way, a workaround for the bug is to specify opera in my .htmlviewrc,
but that doesn't let me make htmlview open URLs in a new window. I've filed a
separate feature request against htmlview for this.
This is not a bug. It is end user incorrectly configuring pine to use
an alternative browser. The pine documentation is quite clear if you
follow it to the letter. I myself encountered similar problems in the
past until I read the documentation while creating the defaults that we
have in the distribution right now.
If you require assistance with configuration, please either read the
documentation for pine, or join the pine-info mailing list as bugzilla
is not a tech support forum, but a bug tracker, and this isn't a bug.
Apologies for the noise, it was indeed my problem (the app needs to be
specified with a full directory path). A pity that Pine doesn't give an error
message in this case...