Bug#300562: KMail insists on downloading URLs before passing them to Galeon
I use KMail and Galeon. I've been dragging URLs from KMail into Galeon
to avoid Konqueror from popping up, because there wasn't a configuration
setting in KMail saying which browser to send URLs to.
I recently realised that the KDEControlCentre might be useful (I don't
run KDE) and when I changed the file associations, Galeon did indeed pop
However: KMail doesn't pass the URL to Galeon - it insists on
downloading it and passing the temporary file over. This has two
1. KMail insists on downloading the file before passing it on to Galeon,
so instead of getting a website URL in Galeon, I get some random
temporary file. I can't see an way to tell KDE that Galeon should be
given URLs to handle itself. (With Galeon, I can tell it that a helper
application knows about URLs; KDE seems to lack that option.)
2. The running instance of Galeon sometimes doesn't pick up the
temporary file before the instance started by KMail returns (having told
the running instance about the file given to it by KMail). KMail deletes
the file because it thinks Galeon's finished.
Issue 2 is a result of issue 1, but could conceivably cause problems for
other client/server programs like emacsclient.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel: Linux cardinal 220.127.116.1140523 #1 Sat Apr 24 01:30:06 BST 2004 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii kdelibs3 4:2.2.2-13.woody.13 KDE core libraries (runtime files)
ii libc6 2.2.5-11.8 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libfam0 18.104.22.168-5.2 client library to control the FAM
ii libjpeg62 6b-5 The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG
ii libkdenetwork1 4:2.2.2-14.7 Common libraries needed for KDE ne
ii libmimelib1 4:2.2.2-14.7 mime libraries needed for some KDE
ii libpng2 1.0.12-3.woody.9 PNG library - runtime
ii libqt2 3:2.3.1-22 Qt GUI Library (runtime version).
ii libstdc++2.10-glibc2 1:2.95.4-11woody1 The GNU stdc++ library
ii procmail 3.22-5 Versatile e-mail processor.
ii xlibs 4.1.0-16woody5 X Window System client libraries
ii zlib1g 1:1.1.4-1.0woody0 compression library - runtime