Bug 820354 - xdg-email fails to add an attachment when using thunderbird
xdg-email fails to add an attachment when using thunderbird
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdg-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-09 14:16 EDT by Neil Bird
Modified: 2013-02-13 16:32 EST (History)
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Description Neil Bird 2012-05-09 14:16:19 EDT
Description of problem:
xdg-email cannot send attachments via thunderbird (at least).  Found while trying to send email of scan from “simple scan” which calls xdg-email to do the deed, and creates a blank email.

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. xdg-email --attach ~/.bashrc
Actual results:
Console reports "which: no  in (list-of-paths)"
Thunderbird compose window opens with no attachment.

Expected results:
Thunderbird compose window opens *with* attachment.

Additional info:
Seems to be an upstream bug, although upstream looks stagnant.  The error is in the “open_gnome3” function were a reference to $browser should, I believe, be $desktop (line 611 of my copy):

    local client
    local desktop
    desktop=`xdg-mime query default "x-scheme-handler/mailto"`
    client=`desktop_file_to_binary "$desktop"`    ## << here
    echo $client | grep thunderbird > /dev/null 2>&1

The above change make things work a treat.  I.e., thunderbird is called with its dedicated mangled arguments instead of deferring to gvfs-open or gnome-open which seemingly aren't capable of fully calling thunderbird.
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