Pre-release thunderbird breaks preferred applications

Bug #636114 reported by Delan Azabani on 2010-09-12
This bug affects 1 person
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have the 'mail' keyboard button mapped to open my mail client, which is set to thunderbird. In preferred applications, one of the mail reader's presets is thunderbird, with the command "thunderbird %s" which is great because it always points to thunderbird.

However, when you start thunderbird (shredder), it asks you if you want it to be the default. If you allow it to become the default for mail, it will change the command to "/usr/lib/thunderbird-3.1.5pre/thunderbird "%s"". This is bad because if thunderbird has a version number upgrade (like when I got a 3.1.4 to 3.1.5 update) pressing the mail key or invoking the default mail application fails with a "couldn't execute command" error.

Easy for me to fix, but a typical user may not find this good.

kurt belgrave (trinikrono) wrote :

Assigning to thunderbird

affects: ubuntu → thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 630281, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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