Re: gnome-file-types-properties confusion

On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 08:44, Kotrla Vitezslav wrote:
> I got Gnome 2.6 (Debian/unstable) here and I'm  trying to convince Nautilus
> to open iso-8859-2 encoded text file (suffix is .srt) with gedit:
> 0) Nautilus shows 'green foot' common icon for file
> 1) I right-click file -> Open with -> Application (the only choice)
> 2) dialogue "none application associated with "" is shown,
>    button 'Cancel' and 'Associate'
> 3) I press 'Associate', gnome-file-types-properties is run (according to ps command,
>    it is 'gnome-file-types-properties application/octet-stream'),
>    I'm selecting icon, description, MIME type, category, suffixes in in 'Implcit action'
>    field 'gedit'.
> 4) again - still the indefinite 'green-foot' icon is shown, right-clicking file ->
>    Open with -> Application gets me back to step 2), but now form in
>    gnome-file-types-properties contains previously entered values. Frustration, confusion
>    - is it a bug or feature? What should I try next?
> I'd gladly appreciate link to some explanation or tutorial I could have missed. Also
> thanks for any tips or insightful explanations. I take care of multiple Gnome computers
> and I just have to explain people why this doesn't work :-(

This is unfortunately a know bug in Gnome 2.6. When assigning a new app
to the unknown type file we create a new mimetype for it
(application/x-ext-srt). However the mimetype is created using the old
mimetype system, so Nautilus, using the new system doesn't understand
it, and can't use the new mime->app mapping.

This will be fixed in gnome 2.8, which fully moves to the new mime

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