No mailto in Firefox-1.0.6--No links in Thunderbird

Dan McGhee beesnees at
Mon Aug 15 18:18:47 PDT 2005

Dan Nicholson wrote:

>   Anyway, I created 2 scripts that firefox and thunderbird call when 
> they want to open the URL or write the mailto:,

Thanks, Dan

Then do you just point Thunderbird/Firefox to the wrappers by user.js or 

user_pref("", "path_to_wrapper");

I was using something like this in Mandrake, but it doesn't work in 
BLFS.  The first thing I'm going to try is DJ's 
/usr/bin/{thunderbird,firefox} scripts.  If that doesn't work, then I'll 
try your wrappers.

One interesting thing that I've discovered is that the /usr/bin scripts 
and the script all say that they set up a bunch of 
environment stuff.  However, when I run 'echo $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME' for 
example, I get no return.  Additionally, the current scripts (generated 
by the build from source) talk about ~.thunderbird (firefox 
too)/init.d/* scripts.  I'm wondering if this is a new direction Mozilla 
is taking.  I haven't yet found any examples, tutorials, or HOWTO's on 
these scripts.  With this in mind, I'm wondering if these scripts, or 
the lack thereof, are causing these symptoms.  When I complete my 
research, or, more probably, run into a brick wall, I'm going to start 
another thread in this list to see what other people have to say.

I digress.  Thanks again.


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