[pkg-wine-party] Bug#845334: wine32: breaks xdg-open, which wants to start wine and crashes

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 16:19:33 UTC 2016

control: tags -1 + moreinfo unreproducible

I can't reproduce the behavior you described.

Here these two commands always open foo.html in firefox:
$ xdg-open foo.html
$ wine winebrowser foo.html

And this command opens foo.html in Wine's Internet Explorer (no
$ wine iexplore.exe foo.html

On 22.11.2016 16:53, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Additional info:
> cventin:~> xdg-mime query default text/html
> wine-extension-htm.desktop
> and Wine had added a file
> /home/vlefevre/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-htm.desktop

It's a bit more complicated, and I'm still struggling to understand it:

Indeed I have the same file
This gets created e.g. when I execute wineboot && winecfg (I'm not sure
what exactly triggers it).

I could prevent creation of this and some other .desktop files with
attached patch, which removes some lines from wine.inf, so that
winemenubuilder doesn't create the .desktop files in

However this has not the effects that I'd expect (despite previously
cleaning old .desktop and mimecache/-list files from /home, and doing a

winebrowser still uses the system browser (I'd expect it to just fail
because it doesn't know which application to use).

So I can neither reproduce your issue or confirm your suspicion that
wine-extension-htm.desktop is the culprit, nor do I see the benefit of
having that .desktop file.

More details:

Previously I had:
$ xdg-mime query default text/html

This was due to an entry in .config/mimeapps.list. I deleted that file,
and so far it wasn't recreated.

Now I have:
$ xdg-mime query default text/html

This stays independently of any changes by Wine.
It originates from files in /usr/share/applications/. Specifically
firefox-esr.desktop and gnome-mimeapps.list.
btw, chromium.desktop and mimeinfo.cache from that directory seem to
have no effect.


I'm interested in learning where the wine* association that you
have is saved to. Can you check the mimecache/-list files in

When you've found the entry, try removing it or the whole file. Does
this help permanently?

What happens if you delete and recreate your ~/.wine directory?

Finally, which desktop environment are you using? Since when? (I use
Gnome here and recently reinstalled my system, but copied over
some configuration in /home.)

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