Problems with Qt5's QDesktopServices::openUrl()

Yaakov Selkowitz
Thu Mar 10 22:30:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-03-10 09:29, Dr Rainer Woitok wrote:
> On Wednesday, 2016-03-09 23:54:04 -0600, you wrote:
>> On 2016-03-05 09:02, Dr Rainer Woitok wrote:
>>> currently I have two applications  which I compiled myself under Cygwin:
>>> GPSBabel and QMapShack.   Both use Qt5, both provide online help via the
>>> browser,  and both fail doing so  in my environment.   The version of my
>>> various Qt5 packages is 5.5.1-1.
>> [snip]
>>> So I assume QDesktopServices::openUrl()  at least under Cygwin is having
>>> a problem with  blanks in  path names  and maybe  also with  the missing
>>> ".exe" extension (see the "Launch failed" error message).
>> Searching for "QDesktopServices::openUrl spaces in PATH" (without the
>> quotes) turned up a lot of hits.
> You are right,  but the ones I found  refer to blanks in the path of the
> file TO BE OPENED.  My problem is blanks in the path of the program that
> is used to open the file.   This program is picked  internally by QDesk-
> topServices::openUrl() and is called internally,  and currently it seems
> the path to it must not contain blanks.

Have you tried the same on Linux?


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