Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984260
Nautilus doesn't offer /usr/bin/wine as application in "Open With" despite a .desktop file being available in /usr/share/applications
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:08:25 EST
Description of problem:
Nautilus doesn't offer /usr/bin/wine as application in "Open With" despite a .desktop file available in /usr/share/applications/. It is impossible to choose wine in the "Open With" file properties or the "Open With" sub menu in the context menu.
If /usr/share/applications/ is an invalid location for desktop files, please close this bug and I will file a bug against wine as a packaging error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNOME nautilus 3.8.2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19
2. Install wine and wine-desktop (but not qt4wine)
3. Verify wine.desktop file is located /usr/share/applications/
4. Attempt to choose wine in "Open With" dialog of nautilus
wine is not available, nautilus suggests a zip archiver only
wine is available
Sorry I forgot to specify this more clearly, with file properties or context menu I specifically refer to file properties or context menu of .exe files selected in nautilus (windows executables).
I confirm this bug and I think it's about wine packaging mistake.
Looks like this bug has been rejected as wine's bug on https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=984141
this would presumably just work if the mime system knew about the kind of binary you have there and reported the expected mime type
I remember being told by a gnome dev this is no longer true: because Nautilus wants to make things easier it only lists graphical applications which have a .desktop file and it has no way of allowing the user to pick another one based on the binary anymore. So I would assume unless you provide a .desktop file too, it won't work. But maybe I recall this incorrectly, you should speak to a nautilus developer. (sorry if you are actually a nautilus dev, feel free to ignore my possibly incorrect ramble then)
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