Bug 207762 - evince triggers PDF detection on file extension
evince triggers PDF detection on file extension
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2006-09-22 17:52 EDT by Rik van Riel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-09 22:36:24 EST
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Description Rik van Riel 2006-09-22 17:52:45 EDT
Description of problem:

Evince refuses to render (some?) PDFs when the file name does not end in ".pdf".

This is a big issue when trying to open a PDF from a mail reader or browser,
which may use a temporary filename not ending in ".pdf".

Renaming the file to <file>.pdf makes evince render the file just fine...

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. mv <file>.pdf <file>
2. evince <file>
3. watch it fail
4. mv <file> <file>.pdf
5. evince <file>.pdf
6. now it works

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Comment 1 Ralph Loader 2006-11-07 01:53:59 EST
This seems to be fixed in fc6.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-09 22:32:51 EST
Can you attach an example ? It worked fine when I tried it here.
Comment 3 Rik van Riel 2006-11-09 22:36:24 EST
Then I guess it got fixed :)

If it happens again in the future I'll reopen.

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