Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196351
Evince gives error: Unable to open document Unhandled MIME type: 'application/octet-stream'
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:35 EST
Description of problem:
Evince won't open most pdf files. It gives the error in the summary. This bug
has been around since FC5 or before. It is very annoying and not at all
acceptable for firefox and evince.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the URL listed above
The error message in the summary.
PDF should be displayed.
None at this time.
If I am not mistaken, this is a duplicate of bug #193582 and/or bug #186241.
Ultimately, it's caused by a bug in shared-mime-info,
(http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6577) which is fixed in CVS but not
in any released version.
This is one of those examples where "fixed in CVS" is indeed not a good answer.
This has been around for about 5 months in rawhide/FC5 if I am not mistaken. I
am not reporting it because it is beginning to make me very frustrated. I have
pasted a link to an interesting and relevant article.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 190858 ***