irc URL doesn't work

Bug #151992 reported by Ian Jackson on 2007-10-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Mozilla Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

I'm testing gutsy dvd amd64 20071010.2.

Open firefox. Select Help / Get Help Online.
Click on `the #ubuntu IRC channel'. This results in a prompt titled "External Protocol Request", which talks about `Application: purple-url-handler "%s"'.

When I say "Launch application" nothing happens. This is because purple-url-handler is in the package libpurple-bin (according to command-not-found) which is not installed.

Mario Young (mayeco) on 2007-10-24
Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs

I can reproduce this bug.

I think the problem could be solved by letting firefox and/or pidgin packages depend on libpurple-bin.

An even better solution would be integrating libpurple-bin in the ubufox plugin finder. The first time a user clicks on an IRC link the package
gets installed automatically, then the feature is available.


John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Sorry but Firefox-2 is getting near EOS and they wont be fixing anything but major issues security issues mainly. Please try to reproduce this with Firefox-3.0 if you can reproduce this bug please click on Help > Report a problem and file the bug that way.

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Won't Fix
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