Bug 498201 - PackageKit doesn't hook into xdg-open
PackageKit doesn't hook into xdg-open
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Holy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: FutureFeature, Reopened
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Reported: 2009-04-29 08:55 EDT by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2015-02-24 10:01 EST (History)
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2009-04-29 08:55:10 EDT
Description of problem:

The new PackageKit functionality for automatic installation of file handlers is nice.

But that it doesn't hook into xdg-open feels like a bug, even though it understandable and might be intentionally.

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Steps to Reproduce:

[mk@localhost /]$ xdg-open /tmp/foo.doc 
Error showing url: No application is registered as handling this file

[mk@localhost /]$ xdg-open /tmp/
and double-clicking foo.doc works as expected
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-04-29 12:46:16 EDT
Sure, if the XDG guys want this, then they are going to have to hook into PackageKit, not the other way around.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2009-04-29 12:56:45 EDT
I can try, I'll dig around for PK mime hook documentation (helpful pointers, hints appreciated).
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2009-04-29 12:59:47 EDT
In particular, desktop-agnostic, non-gui hooks.

Else, we could try to fallback to desktop-specific methods (if they're available).
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2009-04-29 13:09:20 EDT
ok, looks easy enough, use
gpk-install-mime-type <mimetype>
looks like a winner.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:46:55 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 6 Steven M. Parrish 2009-07-21 20:58:07 EDT
Ping?  Any updates Rex?

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2009-07-21 21:09:43 EDT
I think I understand what needs to be done, it's at the "waiting for sufficient round-tuits to implement" stage now.

Setting FutureFeature keyword, targeting rawhide.
Comment 8 Steven M. Parrish 2009-08-26 14:38:19 EDT
Ping   Still planning on having this in F12?

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 9 Rex Dieter 2009-08-26 14:45:33 EDT
Probabaly not in time for F12 myself, patches welcome and all that.
Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2009-12-17 14:36:34 EST
After thinking it over some.... I think I'm going to punt and let individual desktops handle this (gnome, kde, etc...).  xdg is too low-level methinks.
Comment 11 Mads Kiilerich 2009-12-17 15:47:30 EST
Well ... methinks PackageKit-command-not-found is even more low-level than xdg ;-)

Nobody objected to this being a reasonable expectation and feature request, so I will reassign to gvfs and gvfs-open.
Comment 12 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-05-23 10:35:27 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 13 Ondrej Holy 2015-02-24 10:01:19 EST
It is an old bug and it seems to work in recent Fedora version correctly, so closing it. Feel free to reopen if it doesn't work for you...

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