"gio open" handles mailto: links wrong, putting /// at the start of the email address

Bug #1733597 reported by Jonathan Kamens on 2017-11-21
This bug affects 1 person
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Fix Released
glib2.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

"gio open mailto:user@host" results in gio executing "thunderbird mailto:///user@host", which is wrong and causes the address that shows up in the thunderbird composition window to start with three slashes when it shouldn't.

Proof, from "strace gio open mailto:user@host" output:

16976 execve("/usr/bin/gio", ["gio", "open", "mailto:user@host"], [/* 76 vars */]) = 0
16980 execve("/usr/bin/thunderbird", ["thunderbird", "mailto:///user@host"], [/* 78 vars */] <unfinished ...>

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: libglib2.0-bin 2.54.1-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Tue Nov 21 08:39:42 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-05-19 (185 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
SourcePackage: glib2.0
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to artful on 2017-10-20 (31 days ago)

Jonathan Kamens (jik) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, that was already reported upstream as https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=779182 and is fixed in upstream git

Changed in glib2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in glib:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in glib2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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