Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119784
Epiphany uses OpenOffice to view source
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Description of problem:
After using yum to update my FC2T2 install, viewing source in Epiphany
launches OpenOffice.org to open the file - which results in not a text
description of the source, but in a formatted document.
Before running yum to update the OS - it acted correctly, and used a
different app (not sure which one) to view the source, as a syntax
highlighted text file.
My system was updated via yum at aproximately 8 PM PST on 4/1
Mozilla still has the correct behaviour for viewing source.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Epiphany
2. choose "Page Source" from view menu
Actual Results: OpenOffice.org word processor starts
Expected Results: text display similar to the current behaviour when
this is tried in Mozilla
Preferences -> Preferred Applications -> Text Editor -> Select an
Editor : gedit
It should imho behave the same way that mozilla currently does.
But I will try that.
I don't see this problem with Fedora 2 Test 3, which also uses
ephiphany 1.1.12 (for me it opens the page in GNOME Edit).
Is it possible you have associated OpenOffice.org Writer with
HTML (text/html) files? You could confirm this with
Menu->Preferences->File types and programs->Documents->WWW->HTML page
I haven't tried in Test 3 - but I hate OO.o (I think it is bloated and
buggy - I much prefer the AbiWord/Gnumeric combo) and didn't assign
OO.o to anything.
Changing the default text editor to gedit did work, there wasn't one
set before, so apparently when there is not a default gnome text
editor set, for whatever reason Epiphany (but not Mozilla) would use
OO.o for the viewing of the source.
I'm currently running test2 updated to test3 - I have the test3 iso's,
I will have to fresh install and see what it does. I think to properly
test I'll have to fresh install on a single partition (so there are no
settings brought over from my home directory) - I'll do that, either
tonight or next week (tomorrow I go out of town)
Did this get fixed in FC2? It's definitely not a bug in FC3(well, rawhide)
I believe this is an issue of the new MIME system and not having a
decent default set. bug 131643 is where this should have been fixed.
I'm gonna close this now since it shouldn't be appearing anymore.