text/html applications in gnome-vfs.keys

Bug #313962 reported by David Friedman on 2009-01-05
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-mime-data

In the file /usr/share/mime-info/gnome-vfs.keys the default browser for mime type text/html is listed as epiphany.

default_action_type=application
default_application_id=epiphany

Should this be changed to firefox?

Also listed are the application ids for different user levels:

short_list_application_ids_for_novice_user_level=epiphany,galeon,mozilla,netscape
short_list_application_ids_for_intermediate_user_level=epiphany,galeon,mozilla,netscape
short_list_application_ids_for_advanced_user_level=epiphany,galeon,mozilla,netscape,lynx

These aren't installed by default on the system I'm on right now (Xubuntu 8.04). I'd guess they are probably not installed by default on newer ones either.

I think this file is an older way to specify MIME types which has since been replaced by a system which is located in /usr/share/applications

However, there may still be code which uses this.

For example, wxWidgets 2.8.7

This is why I think Audacity lists the following error when I try to click on the manual link in the welcome screen:

execvp(epiphany, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/documentation) failed with error 2!

(the same applications are listed in the gnome-mime-data package for jaunty, downloaded from http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/gnome/ )

ronny (ronny-standtke) on 2009-01-08
Changed in gnome-mime-data:
status: New → Confirmed
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