issue114: download manager deletes downloads before running command on them

Priority: bug Status: chatting
msg241 (view) Author: mrtng Date: 2009-01-01.19:16:18
This is what conkeror outputs when I try to open files (such as .pdf) with an external program (such as

download state change: http://[somefile]: -1, 5, [someid]
download state change: http://[somefile]: 5, 0, [someid]
deleting download: [someid]
download state change: http://[somefile]: 0, 1, [someid]
Error: encountered unknown download

And then, the external program is never started.
msg244 (view) Author: skorpan Date: 2009-01-03.06:36:34
I have also encountered this bug, but only for PDF files from what I can recall.  I don't remember trying
to open anything else directly from Conkeror.  I also vaguely remember that it used to work in a previous
msg245 (view) Author: mrtng Date: 2009-01-03.16:52:12
This is not a file type specific bug but seems to occur with all the files conkeror does not
automatically open internally or via mimeTypes.rdf. By the way, the latter also provides a work-around:
If you are willing to let conkeror run the same command on all, say, PDF-files, you might want to edit
mimeTypes.rdf accordingly (e.g. with the help of the preferences dialogue in firefox, under "Applications").
msg254 (view) Author: jbms Date: 2009-01-08.06:40:34
I believe this may be related to the download manager preference for automatically deleting downloads
(from the download manager, not the saved file itself) after they finish.  Unfortunately, if that is
enabled, Conkeror does not properly handle things.
msg266 (view) Author: mrtng Date: 2009-01-16.08:35:38
You're right. Changing '' to a value of 1 or 2 makes conkeror handle
the downloads correctly. I wasn't aware of that preference. Thanks much!

Although I'm happy with this solution I won't close the bug report since the bug still persists. I have
also added an entry on ''.
Date User Action Args
2009-01-16 08:35:39mrtngsetmessages: + msg266
2009-01-08 06:40:34jbmssetmessages: + msg254
2009-01-03 16:52:12mrtngsetmessages: + msg245
2009-01-03 06:36:34skorpansetstatus: unread -> chatting
messages: + msg244
2009-01-01 19:16:18mrtngcreate