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Re: missing piece for evince?

On Thu, 15 May 2008 10:09:40 +0200
Thomas Klausner <> wrote:

> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:29:09PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > On one of my machines, evince can open (most) pdf files without any
> > trouble.  On two others, it says "Unable to open docuemnt: Unhandled
> > MIME type "text/plain".  It does the same if I select the document
> > via the File menu.  However -- and this is where it gets weird --
> > if I select File|Open, the offending document is pre-selected and
> > opens properly...
> > 
> > I assume I'm missing some file mapping extensions to filetypes.  I
> > have no idea which, and ktrace wasn't particularly helpful.  I have
> > no idea why, after the initial failure, it was able to ascertain
> > the type correctly.  I also have no idea why it works properly on
> > one machine but not on others.  (Note that none of the three run
> > Gnome.)  The working machine is amd64-current; the other two are
> > i386-current.
> I see the same problem.
> Jared committed a patch for glib2 that should fix this. My bulk build
> is still running, so I can't tell yet if it fixes the problem for me.

After checking the commit logs, I found that I was missing only that
patch, so I did a 'make replace'.  It did indeed solve the problem;

                --Steve Bellovin,

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