[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#548166: Bug#548166: xfce4-terminal: emailing by mutt from openoffice fails

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Oct 1 21:38:32 UTC 2009

On jeu, 2009-09-24 at 11:49 +0200, michal palenik wrote:
> Package: xfce4-terminal
> Version: 0.4.0-1
> Severity: important
> openoffice file->send by mutt option is not using when xfce4-terminal is
> x-terminal-emulator 
> changing x-terminal-emulator to xterm or konsole makes this working
> openoffice calls something like "x-terminal-emulator -e mutt -e 'set
> from="my name"' -a filename" 
> i assume the problematic parts are spaces in the arguments (after first
> -e switch) which are inproperly handed.
> (probably unproper) changes needed to make it work:
> link x-terminal-emulator to /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal instead of
> /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal.wrapper (the wrapper changes -e switch to -x,
> probably has problems with spaces in argument -e, both terminal and mutt
> are using -e option)

xfce4-terminal doesn't support the command line you try to give it, so
that's not a good idea anyway. I didn't wrote the
xfce4-terminal.wrapper, but I guess its point is to have a standard
interface for those cases, so the purpose would be to accept a command
line for xterm (I guess), parse it correctly and give it to
xfce4-terminal in a way it can understands.

It has not been touched since quite some time (and it's a Debian
specific file), so I'll try to investigate and see what's possible to


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