Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Richard Freeman <rich0@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Thunderbird - firefox links not opening
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 00:54:40
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Thunderbird - firefox links not opening by Sean Sullivan
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Sean Sullivan wrote:
> Know what the sad part is here? It takes all of 2 seconds to get Kmail > to use Firefox to open links even though it comes preconfigured to use > Konqueror :~) > > Don't get me wrong I love Thunderbird, I just think it's kinda odd :P > > -Sean >
Actually, the problem turned out to be with how the mozilla scripts work. Essentially instead of launching a binary directly, /usr/bin/firefox sets a few variables and then calls a launcher script which can launch any of the mozilla products. I'm not exactly sure why they do it this way, but that is how it works. The problem is that once you've launched one product (such as thunderbird), the variables set in the launch scripts are still in the environment, and it can tend to cause confusion when the script is called again to launch another firefox from within thunderbird. So, getting thunderbird to use firefox is easy (well, if you call installing the about:config extension and then manually changing the config settings easy). The hard part was getting the launcher to actually launch firefox after running /usr/bin/firefox. Hey, I didn't design it... :) (I'm sure there is some deep logic to the design which is escaping me...) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iD8DBQFC5YmAg2bN8aFizRkRAnodAJ97wNW6ztmdZW7NOPC4hquuPZeliwCeKsOd HQTdsZn4VX0jmLJRQBfdwZs= =ZC7F -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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