[Portland] xdg-open - Error showing URL

Wallace Turner wallace.turner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 06:15:43 PDT 2007

xdg-open --version gives
xdg-open 1.0.1

using debian linux (lenny) and gnome-core 1:

xdg-open textfile.txt     works.

xdg-open  http://gmail.com     fails.

"Error showing url: There was an error launching the default action
command associated with this location"

Any help appreciated

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