Bug#859768: gnome-shell: Default application (http) changed for thunderbird automatically

Kevin GASPARD kevingaspard.ml at koshie.fr
Fri Apr 7 09:25:50 UTC 2017

Package: gnome-shell
Version: 3.22.3-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

After my update of sunday, when I was clicking on a HTTP link, my system was using
thunderbird instead of firefox. Which is not how my system was configured.

Of course it didn't worked. But after a while I saw my system become REALLY slow.
Which is anormal. My 4 CPUs was using more than 70% and my load average above 4.

By checking my process I saw this:

    kgaspard 31068  0.0  0.0  11352  3172 tty2     S+   10:43   0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/thunderbird http://www.digitick.com/ultra-vomit-concert-alhambra-paris-05-mai-2017-css4-digitick-pg101-ri4497323.html
    kgaspard 31081 42.5  0.7 1447004 125636 tty2   Rl+  10:43   0:00 /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird http://www.digitick.com/ultra-vomit-concert-alhambra-paris-05-mai-2017-css4-digitick-pg101-ri4497323.html
    kgaspard 31126  0.0  0.0  11352  3264 tty2     S+   10:43   0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/thunderbird http://www.digitick.com/ultra-vomit-concert-alhambra-paris-05-mai-2017-css4-digitick-pg101-ri4497323.html
    kgaspard 31138  0.0  0.2 422272 45780 tty2     S+   10:43   0:00 /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird http://www.digitick.com/ultra-vomit-concert-alhambra-paris-05-mai-2017-css4-digitick-pg101-ri4497323.html
    kgaspard 31140  0.0  0.0      0     0 tty2     Z+   10:43   0:00 [thunderbird] <defunct>

and when I killed all of these process, my system stopped to be slow.

I checked the default application for HTTP and it was thunderbird. I changed that
to firefox and I didn't had this problem since.

I think the update of sunday modified my default application.

I don't have a patch to help you, I don't have the knowledge, so I report it.

I tried to report it to GNOME project but they said I should probably do it here.
(this is was I reported on the GNOME project: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=780899)

I hope I'm not doing useless noise again.

PS: Sorry for my english.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-shell depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.26.0-2+b1
ii  evolution-data-server                        3.22.7-1
ii  gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0                   0.6.43-1
ii  gir1.2-atspi-2.0                             2.22.0-5+b1
ii  gir1.2-caribou-1.0                           0.4.21-1+b1
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                           1.50.0-1+b1
ii  gir1.2-gcr-3                                 3.20.0-5
ii  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0                     3.22.0-1
ii  gir1.2-gdm-1.0                               3.22.1-2
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.50.0-1+b1
ii  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0                    3.20.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0                      3.22.2-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.22.9-4
ii  gir1.2-gweather-3.0                          3.20.4-1
ii  gir1.2-ibus-1.0                              1.5.14-2
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                            3.22.3-2
ii  gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0                    1.6.2-3
ii  gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0                             1.4.4-1
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.40.4-1
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                            0.105-17
ii  gir1.2-soup-2.4                              2.56.0-2
ii  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12                    0.24.1-1.1
ii  gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2                   0.8.2-2
ii  gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0                        0.99.4-4+b1
ii  gjs                                          1.46.0-1+b2
ii  gnome-backgrounds                            3.22.1-1
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.22.2-1
ii  gnome-shell-common                           3.22.3-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.22.0-1
ii  libatk-bridge2.0-0                           2.22.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.22.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.24-9
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.8-1
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                           0.30-3
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.30-3
ii  libcroco3                                    0.6.11-2
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.108-2
ii  libecal-1.2-19                               3.22.7-1
ii  libedataserver-1.2-22                        3.22.7-1
ii  libgcr-base-3-1                              3.20.0-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.36.5-2
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.50.0-1+b1
ii  libgjs0e [libgjs0-libmozjs-24-0]             1.46.0-1+b2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.50.3-2
ii  libglib2.0-bin                               2.50.3-2
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0                            1.10.4-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.22.9-4
ii  libical2                                     2.0.0-0.5+b1
ii  libicu57                                     57.1-5
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           1.2.6-1
ii  libmozjs-24-0                                24.2.0-5.1+b2
ii  libmutter0i                                  3.22.3-2
ii  libnm-glib4                                  1.6.2-3
ii  libnm-util2                                  1.6.2-3
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.40.4-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.40.4-1
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0                          0.105-17
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-17
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      10.0-1
ii  libpulse0                                    10.0-1
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.5-3.1
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-4+b2
ii  libsystemd0                                  232-19
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.24.1-1.1
ii  libwayland-client0                           1.12.0-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.6.4-3
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0.3-1
ii  mutter                                       3.22.3-2
ii  python3                                      3.5.3-1

Versions of packages gnome-shell recommends:
ii  gdm3                        3.22.1-2
ii  gkbd-capplet      
ii  gnome-contacts              3.22.1-1+b2
ii  gnome-control-center        1:3.22.2-1
ii  gnome-themes-standard-data  3.22.2-2
ii  gnome-user-guide            3.22.0-1
ii  iio-sensor-proxy            2.0-4
ii  unzip                       6.0-21

gnome-shell suggests no packages.

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