Bug 247962 - Evince can't open file through symlink on NFS
Summary: Evince can't open file through symlink on NFS
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-12 10:38 UTC by Andrew Clayton
Modified: 2008-05-15 13:44 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: evince-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-15 13:44:13 UTC
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Description Andrew Clayton 2007-07-12 10:38:20 UTC
Description of problem:

My home directory is mounted over NFS.

I have a PDF in ~/docs/Linux which I symlinked into ~/Desktop. If I click on the
PDF on my Desktop, evince starts but then gives an error dialogue.

        Unable to open document
        Unhandled MIME type: "application/octet-stream"

Running evince from the cli on the symlinked pdf produces the same problem.

Right clicking on the PDF then selecting to open in Xpdf works fine. 

If I put the pdf into /tmp and then create a symlink also in /tmp then evince
works. If I symlink from /tmp to the file in my NFS'd home directory, evince works.

It seems to be only that if both the PDF and the symlink to it are on NFS then
evince doesn't work.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a symlink to a pdf, where both are in a NFS mounted filesystem.
2. Try to open the pdf via the symlink with evince

Actual results:

Error dialogue

Expected results:

Evince containing PDF.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:31:40 UTC
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Comment 2 Andrew Clayton 2008-05-14 16:02:00 UTC
Problem still persists in Fedora 8, will retest in Fedora 9 in a few days.

Comment 3 Andrew Clayton 2008-05-15 13:44:13 UTC
Works in Fedora 9

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