Bug 1014936 - viewing *.man file locks desktop
viewing *.man file locks desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yelp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-03 03:04 EDT by Alec Leamas
Modified: 2015-02-17 12:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 12:29:05 EST
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Description Alec Leamas 2013-10-03 03:04:24 EDT
Description of problem: When viewing a manpage named whatever.man yelp displays an empty window and grabs focus. When the window is closed, a new one appears immediately. A virtual terminal  is required to kill yelp.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):yelp-3.8.1-5.fc19.i686

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
$ cp /usr/share/man/man1/ab.1.gz 1
$ uncompress ab.1.gz
$ mv ab.1 ab.man

Actual results:
Empty yelp window, almost impossible to kill as described above.

Expected results:
Manpage displayed.

Additional info:
This is related to bug 1013339: files named e. g., ab.1 is not classified as a manpage by the desktop. Yelp works fine when dosing e. g., 'yelp ab.1', but the desktop will not invoke yelp for such a file classified as text/plain.

OTOH, a file called ab.man has the correct type, but yelp does not work:

$ xdg-mime query filetype ab.man
$ xdg-mime query filetype ab.1
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