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FS#29909 - [transmission-qt] doesn't xdg-open magnet URLs

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Stuart P. Bentley (stuart) - Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 07:11 GMT
Last edited by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Sunday, 16 December 2012, 18:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: magnet URLs won't open through xdg-open with the /usr/share/applications/transmission-qt.desktop provided with this package (the client just opens with nothing). Upstream has deemed this a packager-owned issue: see .

Suggested fix: Since Transmission can take URI lists more than just file paths, this line:

Exec=transmission-qt %F

should read:

Exec=transmission-qt %U

Patch attached.

Additional info:
* Filed against package version 2.51-1
This task depends upon

Closed by  Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Sunday, 16 December 2012, 18:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Stuart P. Bentley (stuart) - Saturday, 04 August 2012, 20:05 GMT
Any word on this?
Comment by Gabriel Cossette (gabrielcossette) - Sunday, 26 August 2012, 03:57 GMT
I confirm that this fix makes magnet links now work in Firefox. Please apply to the package.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Monday, 15 October 2012, 10:50 GMT
Please report this upstream. The desktop file comes from them.
Comment by Gabriel Cossette (gabrielcossette) - Sunday, 16 December 2012, 18:52 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
It's reported upstream but still not fixed. Can we add the link to the bug please?

Thanks a lot!