Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190858
shared-mime-info prevents evince from opening online PDF files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
When "mozplugger" is installed, PDF files that are on the web cannot
be opened by "epiphany" or "firefox".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Point the browser to a PDF file on the web.
A pop-up window appears claiming
"Mozplugger error on opening PDF file:
Unable to open document
Unhandled MIME type: 'application/octet-stream'".
The main window remains blank.
The document should be displayed embedded in the browser window.
When "mozplugger" is not installed, then "evince" is used as an
external helper application and renders the file without problem.
Even when "mozplugger" is installed, everything is fine as long
as you open a local (!) file. It is then displayed correctly inside
the browser window.
I believe this really is a evince problem. Sounds a lot like
Yes, that's correct. I have rebuilt and installed "mozplugger-1.7.3-1"
on a system that runs FC4, and it correctly embeds PDF files into the
browser window. Installed viewer is "evince-0.4.0-1.2".
This should solve the problem:
> Evince 0.5.3
> Bug Fixes: * Fixed mime type detection by file contents
Updated "evince-0.5.2-1" package to use version 0.5.3 ("poppler" update
from CVS also required). Unfortunately, the issue persists.
No improvement for updated packages "evince-0.5.3-1" and
The bug gets fixed by ugrading "shared-mime-info-0.17-2" to current CVS.
Please release updated package for rawhide and FC5 which is also
afflicted by this bug!
@Reporter & CCs, can you please re-submit all changes since friday? Bugzilla DB
had a failure :-(( I've already deleted my e-mails.
Seems like there are several dupes of this bug, notably bug #193582. Also bug
#186241 and bug #188584.
Can somebody with sufficient bugzilla permissions mark them as duplicates,
please? Also can somebody in Core please address this problem (applying the
patch from CVS as mentioned in comment #6) so we don't keep getting this bug
This is the relevant change that makes it work for me:
shared-mime-info-0.17-1.fc5.2 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to comment #10)
> shared-mime-info-0.17-1.fc5.2 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve
this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please
make note of it in this bug report.
Works for me now. Please do close.
No, this bug was posted for Fedora Core devel for which the available package is
still broken. Bug #188584 can be closed though because an errata package has
been released for FC5.
*** Bug 196351 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The mime PDF fix from CVS has been added in rawhide and the rpm rebuilt.