Bug 152139 - Use evince as the default PDF viewer
Use evince as the default PDF viewer
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shared-mime-info (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Blocks: FC4Blocker
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Reported: 2005-03-25 05:02 EST by Ingo Molnar
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:43 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.16-2
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Last Closed: 2005-04-03 16:54:27 EDT
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Description Ingo Molnar 2005-03-25 05:02:27 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1

Description of problem:
we should use evince as the default PDF viewer, not xpdf.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-1.0.2-1

How reproducible:
Always

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-03-25 05:06:19 EST
This isn't the responsibility of firefox I think.  It must be set somewhere in
GNOME's MIME system.  I don't know which package.  desktop team would know. 
Setting FC4Blocker.
Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2005-04-03 15:36:53 EDT
It's not immediately obvious to me that this can be fixed in shared-mime-info -
Jonathan, do you know?
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2005-04-03 15:48:15 EDT
OK, presumably this patch

Index: defaults.list
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RCS file: /cvs/dist/rpms/shared-mime-info/devel/defaults.list,v
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -u -r1.6 defaults.list
--- defaults.list       14 Oct 2004 19:59:37 -0000      1.6
+++ defaults.list       3 Apr 2005 19:44:45 -0000
@@ -60,8 +60,8 @@
 audio/x-mpeg=realplay.desktop
 audio/x-flac=rhythmbox.desktop
 audio/x-wav=rhythmbox.desktop
-application/pdf=gnome-ggv.desktop
-application/postscript=gnome-ggv.desktop
+application/pdf=evince.desktop
+application/postscript=evince.desktop
 application/x-gzpostscript=gnome-ggv.desktop
 image/x-eps=gnome-ggv.desktop
 application/x-qw=gnome-gnucash.desktop

should do the fix. 

It seems that Evince, per it's desktop file, doesn't handle the
application/x-gzpostscript MIME type. Is that correct, jrb? If Evince doesn't,
should we just drop that entry in defaults.lst? 

Another issue is that we need to have Evince in the default install for this to
work; is that the case now?
Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2005-04-03 16:54:27 EDT
Bah, ggv was removed from the distro on 2005-02-24 but defaults.list wasn't
updated :-/. I checked comps.xml and Evince is indeed installed per default.

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