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

I can definitely reproduce this.  I think Thunar has been doing this
since I updated from Lenny to Squeeze.  I see both Word documents (.doc)
and Ogg Vorbis files (.ogg) misdetected as "plain text document" and
"Ogg Theora video", respectively.  Those may be separate issues; I don't

Test cases (it happens with every .doc and .ogg file I've tried):


Those files were created by Word 2003 and generic oggenc.  Output of
"file" and "xdg-mime query filetype" on my system:

        $ file GenOpt_EB_Readme\ 09-0629.doc
        GenOpt_EB_Readme 09-0629.doc: CDF V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 5.1, Code page: 1252, Title: Using GenOpt and Energy Plus to approximate parameters of existing buildings based on historical weather data and energy bills, Author: John Lindgren, Template: Normal.dot, Last Saved By: James V Dirkes II, Revision Number: 2, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Office Word, Total Editing Time: 02:21:00, Last Printed: Sun Jun 21 14:35:00 2009, Create Time/Date: Sun Jun 28 14:54:00 2009, Last Saved Time/Date: Sun Jun 28 14:54:00 2009, Number of Pages: 1, Number of Words: 1875, Number of Characters: 10691, Security: 0
        $ xdg-mime query filetype GenOpt_EB_Readme\ 09-0629.doc 
        application/msword; charset=binary
        $ file Pineapple\ Rag.ogg 
        Pineapple Rag.ogg: Ogg data, Vorbis audio, stereo, 22050 Hz, ~88000 bps, created by: Xiph.Org libVorbis I
        $ xdg-mime query filetype Pineapple\ Rag.ogg 
        application/ogg; charset=binary

The .desktop files I have in /usr/share/applications for Open Office
Writer and Audacious declare that they handle application/msword and
application/ogg, but with default file associations
(.local/share/applications/defaults.list, mimeinfo.cache, and all
*-usercreated.desktop files deleted) Thunar only offers to open Word
documents with Leafpad or Geany and Ogg Vorbis files with MPlayer.

John Lindgren

Package: thunar
Version: 1.0.1-2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages thunar depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils            0.15-2     Utilities for .desktop files
ii  exo-utils                     0.3.105-3  Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.28.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.10.1-5   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.8.8-2    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.82-2     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0                  0.3.105-3  Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfreetype6                  2.3.11-1   FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.22.2-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.18.3-1   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.5-1  X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.26.0-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                        2:1.1.1-1  X11 Session Management library
ii  libthunar-vfs-1-2             1.0.1-2    VFS abstraction used in thunar
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.2-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.6.1-1    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  shared-mime-info              0.60-2     FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
ii  thunar-data                   1.0.1-2    Provides thunar documentation, ico

Versions of packages thunar recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gamin                         0.1.10-2   File and directory monitoring syst
ii  hal                           0.5.13-3   Hardware Abstraction Layer
pn  thunar-volman                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  xdg-user-dirs                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.6.2-1    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane

Versions of packages thunar suggests:
pn  thunar-archive-plugin         <none>     (no description available)
pn  thunar-media-tags-plugin      <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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