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[O] bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: Problem with

From: Torsten Wagner
Subject: [O] bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not open pdf file
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 18:22:09 +0200

Hi Carsten,
just by chance I read this thread.

It might be a good idea to announce this somehow for package maintainers on a prominent place in the change-log of the next official release. Some Linux package systems do allow recommendation on packages.
As I understood the xdg-utils package is not mandatory for using org-mode, because it would work without xdg-open too. However, we could ask the package maintainers to make a recommendation to install xdg-util whenever, org-mode gets installed. Just a nice customer service ;)

BTW: Emacs itself does *not* require xdg-utils or refer to it as optional. That would have made it even easier to assume it is already on all Linux systems.

All the best


On 2 September 2013 12:08, Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi everyone,

OK, we now use xdg-open when available on a Linux system.

Thanks to everyone for the input.

- Carsten

On Sep 2, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Carsten,
> On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:44:39AM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> On Sep 2, 2013, at 10:34 AM, Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>    '(org-file-apps-defaults-gnu
>>>      (quote
>>>       ((remote . emacs)
>>>        (system . "xdg-open %s")
>>>        (t . mailcap))) t))
>> I have not followed the discussion earlier.  The problem I see is that
>> I do not know how widely available these commands are on Linux.  Maybe
>> we can built the default value using executable-find or something like
>> this?
> I think I can shed some light on the availability of xdg-open.  It is
> provided by xdg-utils, part of the freedesktop specification.  It is
> expected to be present in most desktop systems (almost anything with a
> GUI installed).  It is a direct dependency for kde-libs, gnome-libs, and
> many desktop applications.
> The introduction in this Archlinux wiki page gives a very succint
> summary: <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xdg-open>
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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