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pkg/53541: gimp hijacks pdfs

>Number:         53541
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       gimp hijacks pdfs
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Aug 19 22:35:00 +0000 2018
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 8.99.8 (20171205) pkgsrc 20180813
System: NetBSD valkyrie 8.99.8 NetBSD 8.99.8 (VALKYRIE) #24: Tue Dec  5 17:30:57 EST 2017  dholland@valkyrie:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/VALKYRIE amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64

Building the latest gimp (or, maybe, one of the dozen or two new
things it depends on) did something that causes seamonkey, and
probably firefox as well, to always open pdf downloads in gimp without
asking what to do. This means the only way to actually *download* a
pdf is to wait for gimp to start (which takes ages), then fetch the
file by hand out of /tmp/mozilla_*, where hopefully (a) it didn't fill
/tmp, (b) has a recognizable name, and (c) hasn't been garbaged by

This kind of hijacking is entirely unacceptable. This would be true
even if gimp were a pdf viewer.

It seems that the file /usr/pkg/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
contains the line
but it's not clear to me what this specifically means or why it would
suddenly cause this behavior if it hasn't in the past.


make install (afaict)


(besides rm -rf gimp, which is an increasingly attractive proposition
as it's increasingly bloaty and user-hostile)

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