[CentOS] CentOS/RHEL's build of firefox hardwired to evolution -- how to change this

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Dec 5 01:43:09 UTC 2009


At Fri, 4 Dec 2009 22:17:59 +0000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Hey
> 
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > For some awful reason (can someone explain why?), the RHEL/CentOS build
> > of firefox is hardwired to use evolution as its mailto client.  With FF
> > 2.<mumble> this was fixable with an about:config setting.  With
> > 3.0.<mumble>, it seems not.  What is the proper way of fixing this?
> >
> > *I* ended up doing a 'sudo rpm -e evolution' and then doing a
> > 'sudo ln -s <myfirefoxmailtohandler> /usr/bin/evolution'.  This is a
> > truely ugly/bad solution, but it is the only one I know of. Please tell
> > be of a better solution.  (Hopefully not one that requires me to
> > download the firefox SRPM and hacking the .spec file -- re-building building
> > firefox from sources is non-trivial -- I'd *rather* drop random symlinks
> > into /usr/bin, bad as that is.)
> >
> > *I'm* tempted to report this as a serious *bug* (I really consider it so).
> 
> It seams like something is not quite right. But what works is that in
> the WM you set your default email program to what ever you want. Might

You mean *desktop* manager.  *Window* managers would not have anything
to do with something like that.  *I* don't use a desktop manager (I
don't use gnome or kde).

> be something where Firefox is trying to be clever in gnome. Like with
> Network Manager.
> 
> Cheers Didi
> 
> >
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