Bug 580725 - gnumeric generates errors with complaints about "zz-application" invalid MIME type
Summary: gnumeric generates errors with complaints about "zz-application" invalid MIME...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-file-utils
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 587620 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-08 21:19 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2012-08-17 01:05 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 20:08:45 UTC

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Description Michal Jaegermann 2010-04-08 21:19:52 UTC
Description of problem:

The following is reported during an installation:

Error in file "/usr/share/applications/fedora-gnumeric.desktop": "zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls" is an invalid MIME type ("zz-application" is an unregistered media type)

This is likely an old entry but something started to care.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:17:28 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Dave Shield 2010-08-03 14:18:57 UTC
This bug also affects Fedora 13 (gnumeric-1.10.0-1.fc13.i686)
and earlier releases

Comment 3 Julian Sikorski 2010-08-05 22:11:47 UTC
*** Bug 587620 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 M Welinder 2010-10-02 17:31:55 UTC
The problem is in the checker, not in Gnumeric.

"zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls" is real mime type.  See, for example,
http://filetonic.com/blog/tag/file-extension/.  It is unregistered and
probably violates a spec or two somewhere, but it is real.  When the
spec and reality disagree, the spec is due for service.

Upstream bug is here https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=619303
I am not sure why it is WONTFIX as opposed to NOTABUG.

Comment 5 Michal Jaegermann 2010-10-02 18:08:03 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> The problem is in the checker, not in Gnumeric.
> I am not sure why it is WONTFIX as opposed to NOTABUG.

It is clearly a BUG.  Maybe not that crucial after all but it is there.  Where and how it should be fixed is another question.

Comment 6 Julian Sikorski 2011-02-12 09:19:08 UTC
OK, this BUG now starts to interfere with me updating gnumeric:

Comment 7 Julian Sikorski 2011-02-12 09:43:07 UTC
Similar to 587566.

Comment 8 Hans de Goede 2011-09-28 10:05:41 UTC
I've filed a bug upstream for this:

Comment 9 Cristian Ciupitu 2011-11-26 05:40:37 UTC
gnumeric-1.10.17-1.fc16.x86_64 is affected, too.

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Comment 11 Cristian Ciupitu 2012-08-17 01:05:44 UTC
Fixed in gnumeric-1.11.5-1.fc17.x86_64.

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