Bug 1249367 - Since last update of shared-mime-info my google-chrome is no longer default. Set as default in pref apps
Since last update of shared-mime-info my google-chrome is no longer default. ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shared-mime-info (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-08-01 22:30 EDT by Randall "Randy" Berry
Modified: 2015-08-02 13:28 EDT (History)
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Description Randall "Randy" Berry 2015-08-01 22:30:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Since the last update this evening chrome has been removed as my preferred application even though it has been set in Pref-Apps as so. All HTTP/HTTPS links are now loaded in Firefox. All mime-types of the like also point to chrome.

My last update began Sat Aug  1 18:09:58 (EDT) 2015 when webkit was updated. Prior to this update all urls were opened in chrome.

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How reproducible:
Every URL

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run any application (terminal/irc/etc..)
2. Try to execute a http/https link
3. The link will be opened in Firefox regardless of preferred setting.

Actual results:
Firefox is opened, not the preferred application.

Expected results:
Open preferred application

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If this is not the culprit please re-direct.
Comment 1 Randall "Randy" Berry 2015-08-01 22:32:43 EDT
The only application I can get URLs to open in chrome is chrome itself.
Comment 2 Randall "Randy" Berry 2015-08-01 23:51:19 EDT
Ah, I believe shared-mime-info is the culprit. Why is this package changing users preferences? I was left to dig to find out how to get my settings back.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2015-08-02 11:37:01 EDT
If you already have customized items, shared-mime-info shouldn't change (or override that).

Otherwise, if you had no prior preference, shared-mime-info will default to firefox now (due to fix for bug #1243049)
Comment 4 Michael Catanzaro 2015-08-02 13:28:54 EDT
Closing as NOTABUG, but I will note that this update should probably not have gone out in a stable release, but have been reserved for F23, since I agree we should not change default applications mid-release. I know from the discussion on the devel list that there was an extenuating circumstance in this case, so it's arguable, of course. Anyway it's too late now, moving on....

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