Hello Jens,

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
mimeTypes.rdf file.
I modified the new prepared starting wrapper script for the thunderbird
transition in this way.


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