Bug 117536 - Nautilus misdetects Excel files as Word files
Nautilus misdetects Excel files as Word files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2004-03-04 19:07 EST by Greg Gilbert
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 10:52:16 EDT
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Description Greg Gilbert 2004-03-04 19:07:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Gecko/20040217 Epiphany/1.1.9

Description of problem:
When I double click on MS Excel spreadsheets in nautilus, it tells me
that the file is of type "Microsoft Word Document" and the extension
is of type Microsoft Excel spreadsheet." I have to use open with to
open up the file in gnumeric, and after doing so gnumeric reads the
file fine. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Browse to xls file
2. Double click xls file

Actual Results:  Receive message informing me that the file type and
extension do not match

Expected Results:  Nautilus should have spawned an appropriate viewer

Additional info:
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2004-03-05 09:48:36 EST
this is fixed in upstream cvs (shared-mime-data and gnome-vfs)
Comment 2 Per Bjornsson 2004-04-30 14:57:33 EDT
Well, that's what I have heard too but it's actually still not working
for me. System started at FC2test2, updated via up2date to current
rawhide (2004-04-30)

Matching bug at freedesktop.org for shared-mime-info is #401:
Comment 3 Per Bjornsson 2004-04-30 15:19:39 EDT
Time to eat some crow. Regenerating the mime info cache with
update-mime-database fixed it (I first didn't realize that I had to
log out and log in to get Nautilus to pick this up but that seems to
be the case). The post-install scriptlet appears to do this so I don't
really know why it didn't work before; perhaps there was an SELinux
problem that rpevented this from happening correctly while I was
running that (I gave up for now). My apologies!

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