On Feb 20, 10:50*am, Frank McCormick <debianl...@videotron.ca> wrote:
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> Frank McCormick wrote:
> > mond wrote:
> >> On Feb 19, 7:30 pm, Nuno Magalh„es <nunomagalh...@eu.ipp.pt> wrote:
> >>>> Recently, my gnome failed to recognize any file by its name extension.
> >>> That's actually a good thing if you've been reading the thread about
> >>> .desktop "viruses". However, shouldn't gnome fallback to file magic
> >>> test if extension test fails?
> >> yes. That, for sure, will avoid some viruses. But the thing is that
> >> file magic test is gone on my gnome. I believe a dist-upgrade removed
> >> some gnome component which perform magic test. I just can recall the
> >> name now.
> >> Recent dist-upgrade wanted to remove a lot of gnome component. Of
> >> cause I did not upgrade. The problem happened right after lenny's
> >> release. If I can track my update history, I may figure out a way to
> >> solve it.
> > * I am facing a similar problem with Gnome - recently my desktop icons
> > all changed to generic looking icons and they now fail to run the
> > program they are supposed to represent. I've been told it is probably
> > the result of the current upgrade after the *release of Lenny.
> * *I fixed my icon problem (which was mime-related apparently) by
> downgrading shared-mime-info to the version in Lenny (I run Sid).
> Now all I have to do is figure out the aptitude command to keep it there
> for a while
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Great. It must be shared-mime-info problem. I don't want to downgrade
since it doesn't matter very much anyway.
Thank you for your information.
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