[ubuntu-uk] Mutt oddity

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Thu Jan 26 14:52:04 UTC 2012

** Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> [2012-01-17 15:48]:
> On 17 January 2012 14:03, Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:
> > I generally use Mutt for my email as it is orders of magnitude quicker to
> > use
> > than a GUI client for large volumes of mail. It does fall short in handling
> > HTML mail though, which is on the increase. So far I've been happily using
> > Firefox, but I've decided to try Chromium again. Last time the problem I
> > had
> > was that the temp file was gone before Chromium got anywhere near reading
> > it
> > even if it was already running. This time I'm not even that far in as Mutt
> > is
> > determined to stick with Firefox (odd since Chromium is notorious for
> > setting
> > itself as the default client every time it updates!).
> >
> > So does anyone know how to track down which setting I need to change to get
> > Mutt to use Chromium? I'd rather not configure it manually in Mutt, partly
> > because I want to find out where Mutt is looking for its information. So
> > far
> > I've set Chromium as default in the GUI using Chromium itself, I've edited
> > the
> > gnome-www-browser and x-www-browser links in /etc/alternatives and checked
> > that
> > Firefox is not referenced in /etc/Mutt or my personaly .mutt/muttrc file.
> > I've
> > also checked that sensible-browser is also set to Chromium. What have I
> > missed?
> >
> >
> Do you have Chromium as the default application for Web in System Info?
> Most Unity and Gnome apps honour that now, and common cli tools probably
> should.
> Failing that, and this is an absolute guess but check the output of env in
> your mutt session. I can see a couple of settings in there that for me at
> least don't have associated files which might relate to config items like
** end quote [Simon Greenwood]

Sadly all that looks fine, exactly the same as on my desktop which is working
fine. I'll keep hunting!

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