[CentOS] thunderbird-24.2.0-2.el5 is borked

Tue Dec 17 16:00:04 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/17/2013 09:38 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Lars Hecking wrote:
>>  Thanks for the update, Johnny.
> <snip>
>>> 2. External http, https, and ftp Links may not work from thunderbird:
>> [...]
>>  This works, although I didn't try if it works without.
> Yeah. That's been broken for a couple of years. Ever t-bird update I do
> (I'm still on 5.x at home, pending my rebuild of my hardware...), I did
> manage to get it to open http, but not https - I'll have to try Johnny's
> fix on that, but I have to edit openbrowser.sh, because it seems to be if
> you're not running gnome, it doesn't work at all. I have to add for it to
> just run the browser after it checks for no URL specified to tell it to
> exec firefox "$URL"; exit;

Yes, my fix only works for gnome ... it might work for KDE if the
defaults are setup via the system preferences.  If not, then one would
need to use firefox $url, as mark has suggested.

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