[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#547623: thunar: MS Office .doc treated as plain text document which means OOo doesn't launch rather text editor

John Lindgren john.lindgren at tds.net
Sun Nov 22 00:37:49 UTC 2009

I did some debugging on this.  In short, Thunar does not handle multiple
MIME types being specified for the same file extension.  For a given
extension, Thunar seems to use whatever MIME type is listed last
in /usr/share/mime/globs.  Relevant code is at
thunar-vfs-mime-legacy.c:660 (Thunar 1.0.1).

There may be extensions which can legitimately be used for more than one
MIME type, I don't know.  But in this case, I think the problem is with
the MIME database, not Thunar.  That is, .ogg should always be
audio/ogg, and .doc should always be application/msword.  Correct me if
I'm wrong.

Patches for the relevant packages attached:

        shared-mime-info: /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml
        kdelibs5-data: /usr/share/mime/packages/kde.xml

John Lindgren
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