Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143967
File associations for certain extensions change by themselves
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:27:48 EST
Description of problem:
A file with a given extension, such as .html, is initially associated
with the desired program (Mozilla, in this case). Then, some files
with the .html extension start to be associated with something else
(the type on some, but not all, of my .html files now reads "GMC
This has also happened to .tgz files. Most are associated with the
correct unzipping application, but some became associated with
another application (cannot recall what application this was right
Note that, when viewing the files through the Gnome file browser, if
you do not touch the files, they appear correct, but when you click
on the offending files, their type changes from the correct type to
the incorrect type. This aspect of the problem is 100% repeatable,
while the issue of the files becoming corrupted in this fashion seems
While I have only seen this problem on .html and .tgz files so far,
that is probably because that is all I have been working with -- I
would not guess that it is specific to these types.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% for the change when clicking on a file once it has bee shown to
be a problem file. Unsure for getting a file to be a problem file in
the first place.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View file of either HTML of TGZ type in Gnome file browser.
2. Single-click the file.
The file type changes, along with the icon that represents the file.
Nothing should happen.
I am using directories with many files in them (1,000 - 100,000).
This has caused a problem with gam_server (known bug where gam_server
goes into a loop and takes 100% of the CPU). Since gam_server
monitors files, I wonder if this problem is not gam_server related
also. I am using gam_server 0.17.
I am running a dual-Xeon machine, with all relevant up2date updates
as of this date.
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