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Bug 123155 - Evolution fails to handle application/octet-stream word .doc files.
Evolution fails to handle application/octet-stream word .doc files.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2004-05-13 04:46 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-04 09:31:54 EDT
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Description David Woodhouse 2004-05-13 04:46:31 EDT
Sometimes I receive Word documents by email with MIME type
application/x-ole-storage. Evolution does not offer 'Open in OOo' as
an option for these, unless I manually configure it to do so.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2004-05-13 04:54:46 EDT
Actually they're not received as application/x-ole-storage; Evolution
was lying to me. It was actually an application/octet-stream. Looks
like it's an Evolution bug.
Comment 2 Alexandre Strube 2004-12-29 07:08:32 EST
This got worse with FC3, which have gnome 2.8/evolution 2.

Even those files which are correctly associated in gnome cannot be
open right from evolution - you got to save it and click it twice.
This is true specially for powerpoint files. 

like (in portuguese): anexo Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
(blabla.pps) - the only option I have is to save it.

Maybe should I fill a different bug as there are so many differences
between evolution 1.4 and 2?
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:14:09 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-05-04 09:31:54 EDT
Closing per previous comment.
Please reopen and give more information if the problem reoccurs in
FC4 or FC5.

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