User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko) Build Identifier: version 0.7.1 (20040626) I install kde /opt/kde-<version> and create a symbolic link /opt/kde to the current used kde version. This allows me to quickly switch between different versions of KDE and get rid of an old version I do not need any longer. However thunderbird undermines the concept of symbolic links, when choosing an application as a helper application for a certain file type by resolving the link to the path of the real application. For example I cannot choose /opt/kde/bin/kuickshow for displaying images. It always transforms it into /opt/kde-3.2.2/bin/kuickshow. After upgrading to KDE 3.2.3 I remove /opt/kde-3.2.2 and had to re-setup all KDE helper applications, just because Thunderbird ignored the link. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a copy of an application 2. Create symbolic link to the copy of the application 3. Register the symbolic link as helper application for a file type 4. Remove the copy of the application 5. Change the symbolic link so that it points to the original application 5. Try to open something of the file type for which you've registered the helper application Actual Results: It cannot find the helper application anymore Expected Results: It should not resolve the path the symbolic link points to, when choosing the helper application. At least make the text field, where the full path of the helper application is shown editable, so that it's possible to overwrite it manually.
DUP of Bug 176486?
Agree about dupe. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 176486 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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