KDE applications need kfmclient to open links, which is not shipped with kdebase/runtime

Trever Fischer wm161 at wm161.net
Wed Nov 19 19:18:17 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 19 November 2008 01:46:40 pm koos vriezen wrote:
> 2008/11/19 Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>:
> > On Wednesday 19 November 2008, Armin Berres wrote:
> >> Heyya!
> >>
> >> After reading the following Debian bug report [0] Pino Toscano and me
> >> discovered the following: To be able to open links most KDE applications
> >> rely on an installed available kfmclient executable [1]. The problem is
> >> now: kfmclient is shipped with Konqueror. This means: If Konqueror is
> >> not installed a lot of applications are not able to open links even with
> >> another configured browser. For KDE user this isn't such a big problem,
> >> but a Gnome user e.g. doesn't want to install Konqueror just to be able
> >> to open external links.
> >> The question is now: How can we solve this problem? I guess in theory
> >> kfmclient should be a part of kdebase/runtime and not kdebase/apps, but
> >> I don't know if this is feasible in pratice. I didn't check yet how
> >> coupled kfmclient and Konqueror are and when distributed -runtime
> >> and -apps are two different tarballs.
> >
> > Could probably be changed to use kioclient.
> >
> > Some parts of the functionality kfmclient had in KDE3 were moved to the
> > new kioclient since they weren't Konqueror specific.
> What happened to xdg-open? I get an error with
> xdg-open 'http://www.freedesktop.org/'
> that it can't open file:/pwd/http://www.freedesktop.org/
> in both of my KDE3 and KDE4 envs
> Koos

What version of xdg-utils do you have? It seems to work right for 1.0.2 on my 
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