Bug 436553 - X-KDE-Protocols fails to work as expected in some cases
Summary: X-KDE-Protocols fails to work as expected in some cases
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: git master
Platform: Other Linux
: VHI normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KIO Bugs
Keywords: regression
: 446077 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-05-03 21:05 UTC by Stefan Brüns
Modified: 2024-05-03 20:07 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Brüns 2021-05-03 21:05:51 UTC
E.g. VLC specifies SMB protocol support, but this may fail for a number of reasons:

- The share is password protected. The credentials have to be provided in VLCs plugin configuration, otherwise it fails with "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://<host>/path/video.mp4'. Check the log for details.", the log tells "Operation not permitted").
- SMB protocol support is packaged as a separate plugin package, e.g. https://packages.debian.org/sid/vlc-plugin-samba
LibreOffice has removed SMB from the list of supported protocols for the same reason:

Possible solutions:
- Tell upstreams to do the same as LO, remove all conditional protocols
- Provide means to state and detect conditional support
Comment 1 Stefan Brüns 2021-05-03 21:06:34 UTC
Likely related (VLC fails to open smb://):
Comment 2 Stefan Brüns 2021-05-03 21:13:12 UTC
VLC upstream desktop file:
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2021-05-05 20:58:07 UTC
I thought we tried to detect this in kio-fuse specifically for the VLC case...
Comment 4 a.saoutkin 2021-10-03 11:30:58 UTC
This is almost certainly a regression made by changes to KIO::DesktopExecParser::resultingArguments() after fcf4529f62e15cfc891757cf372c4ef7ee7ea4d1 was committed.

Should be an easy fix, but at the moment can't commit to fixing this.
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2021-12-01 02:38:27 UTC
*** Bug 446077 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Bug Janitor Service 2021-12-19 14:10:04 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/frameworks/kio/-/merge_requests/674