Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 820354
xdg-email fails to add an attachment when using thunderbird
Last modified: 2013-02-13 16:32:46 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. xdg-email --attach ~/.bashrc
Console reports "which: no in (list-of-paths)"
Thunderbird compose window opens with no attachment.
Thunderbird compose window opens *with* attachment.
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 $desktop (line 611 of my copy):
desktop=`xdg-mime query default "x-scheme-handler/mailto"`
client=`desktop_file_to_binary "$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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