Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 491031
configured to use acroread, uses evince instead
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:31:22 EDT
I have my preferences in firefox configured to use acroread for PDF files. There are two entries for PDF files in the applications tab of the preferences dialog, and both of them say to use acroread. And yet when I click on a PDF link, it opens in evince instead of opening in acroread.
This is with firefox-3.1-0.7.beta2.fc11.i586. I used HEAD to look at the HTTP header of one of the documents in question, and its type is application/pdf.
Please, try to reproduce with upgraded firefox and xulrunner. If you can still reproduce it, please
a) could we get output of the following command, please?
rpm -qa *xulrun* *firefox* *mozilla* *flash* *plugin*
b) could we get ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/prefs.js attached to this bug as a separate uncompressed attachment, please?
Thank you in advance.
There are two PDF settings in my "Applications" preferences tab. One is for "PDF Document" with a generic document icon, and one is for "PDF file" with a PDF icon. When I set the latter to "Use acroread (default)", this problem occurs. On the other hand, the same drop down has a separate setting, "Use acroread" (without the "(default)"), and when I use that setting, this problem does *not* occur.
Below is the output of the rpm command you specified. I will attach prefs.js and mimeTypes.rdf when the setting is "Use acroread (default)" and is not working. The only thing that changes when I set it to "Use acroread" is that the "use system default" setting in mimeTypes.rdf for PDF files changes from true to false.
I checked in nautilus, and I have PDF files set to open with Acrobat 8, so that should be the "system default," no?
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suggested changed mimeTypes.rdf
Hmm in your mimeTypes.rdf I see
(and subsequent definitions for use of this weird type application/x) I have no idea, how it got there (and that could be matter of an upstream bug), but could you try shutdown Firefox, copy this into your profile and reestart X session. Is that what help?
(In reply to comment #5)
> you try shutdown Firefox, copy this into your profile and restart X session.
Of course not X session, and note that Firefox cannot run while the file is being overwritten.
The new mimeTypes.rdf you sent did not solve the problem.
(In reply to comment #7)
> The new mimeTypes.rdf you sent did not solve the problem.
Cool! Do you have any idea how you might be hit by this? Giving you a month, and unless you tell me how firefox screwed up mime file with this, I will have to close this as INSUFFICIENT_DATA
I'm confused. I said that the mimeTypes.rdf you sent did NOT solve the problem, but your response seems to indicate that you think I said that it DID solve the problem, since it seems to think that we've isolated the cause of the problem. Can you please clarify what's going on here?
(In reply to comment #9)
> I'm confused. I said that the mimeTypes.rdf you sent did NOT solve the
> problem, but your response seems to indicate that you think I said that it DID
> solve the problem, since it seems to think that we've isolated the cause of the
> problem. Can you please clarify what's going on here?
Sorry, apparently wishful thinking on my side (combined with many many bugs I see per day) made me read otherwise.
I am sorry.
taking this one...
*** Bug 502247 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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In 3.5 final all helper applications seem to work as expected, except nautilus; I still have to specify it manually when I choose "open containing folder" from the downloads window. I tried letting Mozilla create a new .mozilla directory and it still asked me for an application to "open containing folder" of a download.
So bug 502247, marked as duplicate of this one, is still there.
I cannot say about Acrobat as I haven't got it installed.
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