This bug was fixed in the package snapd-xdg-open - 0.0.0~16.04

snapd-xdg-open (0.0.0~16.04) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Backport to xenial (LP: #1580740)

 -- Ubuntu Desktop Team <>  Fri, 07 Jul
2016 12:45:00 -0400

** Changed in: snapd-xdg-open (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  [SRU] Cannot open a browser link from a snap that provides a link

Status in Snappy:
Status in snapd-xdg-open package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in snapd-xdg-open source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

  Links in snaps cannot be opened on the host.

  [Test Case]

  Steps to reproduce:

  - Run `sudo snap install telegram-sergiusens`
  - Launch telegram-sergiusens.sergiusens (or from the dash)
  - Receive a link
  - Try an open the link.

  The reason for it not working is that there is no browser in ubuntu-
  core and there is no handler that knows how to redirect this to the
  classic Ubuntu instance.

  [Regression Potential]

   * The fix is a new package to be pulled in by snapd, so there is
  little risk of regression

  [Other Info]

   * snapd-xdg-open is just one piece of two that are needed to fix this
  bug. The other piece is a fake xdg-open script that is available in
  the OS snap, which simply makes a D-Bus method invocation to the
  service in snapd-xdg-open

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