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Re: [O] bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not ope

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not open pdf file
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:34:34 +0200

On 17.9.2013, at 15:56, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 09:04:45AM +0100, Glyn Millington wrote:
>> Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 17.9.2013, at 08:01, Matt Price <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Matt Price <address@hidden>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:12 AM, Achim Gratz <address@hidden>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Or you could leave it in and see who complains.  The instances
>>>>>> where xdg-open doesn't work or is not correctly configured will
>>>>>> probably be in multi-user / corporate environments where it is
>>>>>> unlikely that the newest Org or Emacs is installed anyway.
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I'm running today's org with a recent emacs-snapshot in a
>>>>> single-user linux environment (ubuntu 13.04).
>>>>> xdg-open xxx.html works fine when run from the command line, but
>>>>> from inside org-mode it seems to fail to run In particular, html,
>>>>> odt and pdf documents no longer seem to open from the export menu,
>>>>> even though the log in *Messages* reports that the relevant command
>>>>> ("xdg-open-my-org-file.html") has been run.
>>> Is there anyone else who has tried the xgd-open way to follow links
>>> with Org?
>> Yes, I have the same symptoms as Matt.
>> GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.8.2)
>> Org-mode 8.1.1  (the latest ELPA package fails in the same way)
>> xdg-open works on the command line but not through the org-export menu -
>> pdfs and html files don't open automatically.  There are no error messages.
> I see the same problem.  But I think this might be an Emacs issue; I
> can't open a pdf from dired either (with & on a pdf file).  However I
> can open it if I execute a shell command: M-! xdg-open file.pdf RET.

Do I need to conclude that, for the time being, xdg-open has to be removed from 
the default value of org-file-apps?

- Carsten

> Cheers,
> -- 
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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