xdg-open fails to open IRC links

Bug #1412586 reported by Christopher Yeleighton on 2015-01-19
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pidgin (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

{ xdg-open 'irc://irc.freenode.net/ubuntu'; }

gvfs-open: irc://irc.freenode.net/ubuntu: błąd podczas otwierania położenia: Podane położenie nie jest obsługiwane

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: pidgin 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-44.73-generic 3.13.11-ckt12
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-44-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Jan 19 23:22:21 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-08-20 (152 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
SourcePackage: pidgin
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

{ cat <<'#EOF' > $HOME/.local/share/applications/purple-URL-handler.desktop; }
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Purple URL handler
GenericName=Internet Messenger
Comment=Chat over IM. Supports AIM, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN, Yahoo and more
Exec=purple-url-handler %u
Icon=pidgin
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Network;InstantMessaging;
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/irc
#EOF

Adam Blomberg (paradox606) wrote :

The error message translates (approximately) to: "error opening the location : The specified location is not supported"

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adam Blomberg (paradox606) wrote :

Christopher, thank you for reporting this bug. I have a question regarding comment #2, is this a workaround for making this work? Or a necessary setup file to test?

Thank you,

Best Regards,

-Adam

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