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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 21:53:23 +0200

On 17.9.2013, at 21:42, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 09:34:34PM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> 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:
>>>>>>> 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?
> Yes, I think so.  The problem is consistently repeatable.
> It's strange though.  I'll try to investigate.

Hi Suvayu,

Thank you!

- Carsten

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

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