kmail 'run command' notification doesn't work right

Bug #366403 reported by Robin Sheat on 2009-04-24
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdepim (Fedora)
Won't Fix
Low
kdepim (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kmail

When given a command to run on new mail, kmail attempts to execute 'file:///path/to/command' rather than /path/to/command. This doesn't work.

Information in this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487220 and the 'ln -s / file:' work-around also works.

Description of problem:
kmail does not execute a notification command because it modifies its name

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kdepim-4.2.0-2.fc10.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure: kmail: settings -> configure notifications ->
 (new mail arrived) -> run program ....
2. get a mail

Actual results:
program not invoked

Expected results:
the opposite

Additional info:
~/.xsession-errors reveals that kmail tries to execute the URL string 'file:///my/command' instead of the '/my/command'. That's why a workaround exists: creating a symlink /file: --> /

Ok, I can confirm it. The interesting thing is that it appends file:// only when full path is specified - otherwise it's working as expected.

Changed in kdepim (Fedora):
status: Unknown → In Progress

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Changed in kdepim (Fedora):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Hi Robin!

Thanks for reporting this bug! Your bug seems to be a problem with the KDE program itself, and not with our KDE packages. While we appreciate your issue, it would be better if it was tracked at https://bugs.kde.org, so that the KDE developers can deal with this speedily and have direct communication with you as the reporter for more effective debugging.

Thanks!

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in kdepim (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Low
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