On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 04:53:22PM +0100, Jens Reyer wrote:
> Possible workarounds (successfully tested):
> 1. Create a new profile
> 2. Or reinstall the transitional package:
> $ sudo apt install iceweasel
> 3. Or manually create a compatibility link:
> $ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/x-www-browser /usr/bin/iceweasel
> 4. Or fix mimeTypes.rdf (replace all broken "/usr/bin/iceweasel"
> occurrences (requires icedove restart):
> $ for file in $(find .icedove/ -name mimeTypes.rdf); do sed -i
> "s|/usr/bin/iceweasel|/usr/bin/x-www-browser|g" "$file" ; done
> I went for #4, so this is fixed for me now.
thank you for your analysis of this problem, I was affected by this
problem too while working on the Thunderbird transition.
I also tend to your suggested solution on point 4 as the correct way is
using x-www-browser instead of some specific browser binary in the
I modified the new prepared starting wrapper script for the thunderbird
transition in this way.