xdg-mime query filetype FILE: no output at all

Bug #602799 reported by Romano Giannetti on 2010-07-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
xdg-utils (Debian)
Fix Released
xdg-utils (Ubuntu)
Scott Ritchie

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xdg-utils

The summary is quite clear. In Lucid Lynx, if I issue

xdg-mime query filetype ./myfile.pdf

I have no error but no output (I expected application/pdf). On the other hand,

xdg-open ./myfile.pdf

do work.

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Dan Cruz (dan-cruzalong) wrote :

I have also experienced this problem under Lucid where:

xdg-mime query filetype /bin/true

does not output any information. I tried:

XDG_UTILS_DEBUG_LEVEL=1 xdg-mime query filetype /bin/true

and did get a message

Running gnomevfs-info "/bin/true"

However, gnomevfs-info is not available on my PATH. The package libgnomevfs2-bin contains the /usr/bin/gnomevfs-info file, but this package was not installed. After installing libgnomevfs2-bin:

xdg-mime query filetype /bin/true



The xdg-utils package lists libgnomevfs2-bin as a suggested package.

I update to Maverick (no manual installation of libgnomevfs2-bin) and all is well.

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Damjan Jovanovic (damjan-jov) wrote :

This is definitely NOT fixed on Maverick (x86_64):

$ xdg-mime query filetype file.txt
$ xdg-mime query filetype file.txt
Running gnomevfs-info "/home/user/file.txt"

There is no gnomevfs-info installed:

$ gnomevfs-info
The program 'gnomevfs-info' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install libgnomevfs2-bin

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

In Maverick:

apt-cache rdepends libgnomevfs2-bin
Reverse Depends:

apt-cache show libgnomevfs2-0
Suggests: libgnomevfs2-bin

libgnomevfs2-bin seems to be in universe and libgnomevfs2-0 is in main. This makes no sense to me since they come from the same source package.

Regardless xdg-utils should recommend libgnomevfs2-bin for the reason in this bug

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

For this case, I propose: Recommends: gvfs-bin | libgnomevfs2-bin | kdebase-runtime

Changed in xdg-utils (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

After talking at Debian, I see where the bug is, and it's in a language I understand.

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Scott Ritchie (scottritchie)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

The attached patch fixes it. Please sponsor, as I don't have main upload rights.

Changed in xdg-utils:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Sponsored, waiting in natty unapproved for end of beta-1 freeze. Thanks!

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xdg-utils - 1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu1

xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  [ Martin Pitt ]
  * Add xdg-update-menu-caonicalize-defaults.list.diff: Don't overwrite a
    /usr/share/applications/defaults.list symlink. Thanks to Joe Ebel for the
    original patch! (LP: #703106)

  [ Scott Ritchie ]
  * debian/patches/xdg-generic-use-mimetype.diff:
    - Update to fallback to generic on Gnome (LP: #602799)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:11:39 +0200

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in xdg-utils (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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