xdg-email fails to load mail client

Bug #1210754 reported by XELfmomrmbug on 2013-08-10
This bug affects 4 people
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xdg-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


In Xubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) xdg-email fails and presents an error dialog stating 'Unable to detect the URI-scheme of "mailto:".'.

I observed this problem when using "Simple Scan" in this environment.

The problem is that exo-open does not support the mailto URI.

Versions this problem occurs in

Xubuntu 13.04 uses version 1.0.2 of xdg-utils.

This problem also occurs in 1.1.0 rc1 of xdg-utils.

How to reproduce

Run xdg-email from command line in Xubuntu 13.04 instead of the mail client being displayed you get an error dialog as discussed above.


I have located the source of the problem and submitted patches for both 1.0.2 and 1.1.0rc1 upstream. See the following bug report for details.


Thank you.

Nifty, glad it's got a fix for future version. Now, where is the update for 13.04?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul (treepata) wrote :

This error also occurs in of LibreOffice under Xubuntu 13.04. When following the command "File - Send - Document as email", an error message pops up stating with "Unable to detect the URI-scheme of "mailto: ..."

Would be great to see the above mentioned patch included in the updates soon. Thanks!

Running Xubuntu 13.10 ... the bug is seen running both Thunderbird and Evolution.

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