[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#488823: After removing thunar package mime entry doesn't restore

Artur G. Sibagatullin artsib at mail.ru
Tue Jul 1 13:20:35 UTC 2008

Package: thunar
Version: 0.4.0rc1-3
Severity: important

I'm using GNOME Desktop Environment. I was interested in
alternative file managers and tried to install Thunar file manager. I
don't know how but it became default file manager and when opening from
menu Places any location starts Thunar instead of Nautilus. When trying
to set up default application for the folder the field Open Folder could
not be selected and default is selected Open with Thunar. I removed
Thunar package but no result. This field is still present.
Also remained Application -> System ->  Thunar file manager and Application -> System -> Packet rename from thunar package.

The solution was to replace in /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
all x-directory/.*=Thunar-folder-handler.desktop;nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;
with x-directory/.*=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;

I suugested that after removing thunar package all default applications
for all mime types should be set.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages thunar depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.11-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.12.4-3      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                      2.3.6.ds1-13  GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.2.4-4       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.0.2-1       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.71-3        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0      Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfreetype6               2.2.1-5       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.12.4-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.20-7      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                    1:1.0.1-2     X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.14.8-5      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                     1:1.0.1-3     X11 Session Management library
pn  libthunar-vfs-1-2          <none>        (no description available)
ii  libxfce4util4        Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  shared-mime-info           0.19-2        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
pn  xfce4-panel                <none>        (no description available)

Versions of packages thunar recommends:
ii  hal                   Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  pmount                       0.9.13-1+b1 mount removable devices as normal 

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