#1566 ✓closed
James Eagan

html2text: No such file or directory

Reported by James Eagan | November 4th, 2016 @ 02:13 PM

I have two presumably related problems with MailMate:

  1. When composing a new message, selecting No Signature in the Signatures drop-down menu causes the HTML preview pane to disappear.
  2. Selecting some text in the message viewer and then Command > Fantastical > Create Event has no visible effect.

In both cases, the following message appears when running MailMate in a Terminal window:

Warning: Conversion to canonical text failed (/Applications/MailMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/MailMate.mmBundle/Support/bin/html2text: line 4: /html2text: No such file or directory )

I suspect that the problem is due to MM_BUNDLE_SUPPORT evaluating to an empty string :

perl -pe 's,</?o:[^>]*>,,g' | "${MM_BUNDLE_SUPPORT}/html2text" --body-width=0 --unicode-snob --no-wrap-links --protect-links --images-with-size

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny November 4th, 2016 @ 03:09 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    The preview pane is only shown (by default) if HTML is generated for the message (due to the use of Markdown, embedded HTML, etc.). You can make it stick by changing its preference in the Composer preferences pane.

    The error message you have seen should be fixed (yesterday). Hold down ⌥ when clicking “Check Now” in the Software Update preferences pane to get the latest test release.

    The Fantastical bundle only uses the selection if it can find a date in the selected text. I'm actually not sure why, because if I remember correctly then Fantastical can parse arbitrary text itself. It's probably just because it was adapted from one of the other calendar scripts.

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