[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#612876: #612876: workarounds, merge suggestion

Jason Woofenden jason at jasonwoof.com
Wed Feb 16 11:24:15 UTC 2011

Chromium is doing what it should (saying that it can handle the
http protocol.) The issue is a change in glib (in how it finds
url/mime handlers) which is not yet matched with an update to the
gnome settings panel for preferred applications.

The new system is kinda cool (follows an XDG specification instead
of using gconf.) Hopefully this will result in a common way of
selecting url/mime handlers that all desktop environments use.

So, until they get the gui preferences thing updated, here's how to
set handlers with the new glib:


This bug should probably be reassigned and set as a duplicate of
but I'll let someone more experienced make that call.

Take care,   - Jason

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