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  1. #1
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    Question Shotwell cannot Send.. photos - Invalid attachment fd passed

    Hi,

    Ubuntu 23.10, fresh installation. Shotwell is a snap package.

    When the user wants to Send the selected photo to Evolution New mail window as an attachment, the following error appears and the photo is not sent to Evolution:

    Shotwell
    Cannot send file dscf5225_1.jpg,
    GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.portal.Error.InvalidAr gument: Invalid attachment fd passed
    OK (button)


    Googling did not help much. In prior version of Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS, the "Send" feature worked as expected. (Shotwell was not a snap package, if I recall correctly.)

    Any idea how to resolve the bug?

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    Re: Shotwell cannot Send.. photos - Invalid attachment fd passed

    Simple - don’t use Snap packages. To me, it is simply not worth the hassle of trying to figure out how to make them work right.

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    Re: Shotwell cannot Send.. photos - Invalid attachment fd passed

    Good point.
    I have googled a bit more and it seems many applications have broken functionalities once they are installed via snap. Either a misconfigured snap or preference of security over usability.
    In either case, I moved back to apt Shotwell package.

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    Re: Shotwell cannot Send.. photos - Invalid attachment fd passed

    Yup - snap packages tend to be immature and untested, so snapd is one of the things I uninstall on Ubuntu.

    Canonical is trying its level best, but has a problem with a lack of QA. There is no glamour in QA and it is always the Cinderella of engineering projects.

    Looking around me, everything I have now - ‘cept for macbooks - is running Devuan Linux.

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