[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#819421: chromium: takes over mime type

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Aug 7 12:10:38 UTC 2016

tags 819421 - moreinfo

(abstaining from changing severity, although I have a great urge to do so)

Hi Michael,

I kind of disagree with you ;-)

Every, and literally *every* update of chromium messes up my link
open action.

> The problem could be an update-alternatives settings or many of the

Not that I see a reason:
$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/www-browser
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr  2  2014 /etc/alternatives/www-browser -> /usr/bin/lynx
$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/gnome-www-browser
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Jul  7 11:05 /etc/alternatives/gnome-www-browser -> /usr/bin/firefox
$ xdg-mime query default text/html

and I never did anything willingly with my mime stuff.

So I don't see why this happens.

Running cinnamon (which is treated as Gnome).

> https://wiki.debian.org/HOWTO/DefaultWebBrowser

Doesn't help any further, though.

I still get chromium when clicking on a link and selecting
	Open URL 
in both mate-terminal and sakura. Both use xdg-open, which still opens

Digging a bit deeper I see that xdg-open calls gvfs-open, which in turn
selects chromium.

Hope that helps


PREINING Norbert + TeX Live & Debian Developer + http://www.preining.info
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