Bug 124135 - mime-type detection for custom ASCII types does not work
Summary: mime-type detection for custom ASCII types does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-mime-data
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-24 12:59 UTC by Bryan Cole
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 21:32:28 UTC

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Description Bryan Cole 2004-05-24 12:59:43 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020618

Description of problem:
When adding a custom mime-type for an ASCII file-type, the file is
*always* mis-identified as text/plain.

In my case, I'm trying to set up correct mime-handling for xmGrace
project files. These are ascii-text files. I can add a new mime-type
for this (i.e. application/x-xmgrace, I couldn't find a pre-defined
one on the web) and give it a file-extension '.agr'. After doing this,
all *.agr files are still identified as text/plain and opened with
gedit. (I also tried using text/x-xmgrace but didn't make any difference)

Also tried editing /usr/share/mime-info/gnome.mime, gnome-vfs.mime and
/usr/share/mime/mime/magic but nothing seems to help.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save a text file with some custom file-extension
2. Add a custom mime-type for that file-extension
3. Attempt to assign a custom mime-handler for that file extension

Actual Results:  File is *always* identified as 'text/plain', whatever
the user does

Expected Results:  The file should now have been identified as the new
custom mime-type and handled appropriately

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 16:06:41 UTC
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 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 21:32:28 UTC

This bug is being closed because it has been in the NEEDINFO state for a long
time now.  Feel free to reopen the bug report if the problem still happens for
you and you can provide any information that was requested.

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