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Bug 984260 - Nautilus doesn't offer /usr/bin/wine as application in "Open With" despite a .desktop file being available in /usr/share/applications
Summary: Nautilus doesn't offer /usr/bin/wine as application in "Open With" despite a ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shared-mime-info
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-14 08:23 UTC by Jonas Thiem
Modified: 2015-02-17 16:08 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 16:08:25 UTC

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Description Jonas Thiem 2013-07-14 08:23:49 UTC
Description of problem:
Nautilus doesn't offer /usr/bin/wine as application in "Open With" despite a .desktop file available in /usr/share/applications/. It is impossible to choose wine in the "Open With" file properties or the "Open With" sub menu in the context menu.

If /usr/share/applications/ is an invalid location for desktop files, please close this bug and I will file a bug against wine as a packaging error.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNOME nautilus 3.8.2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19
2. Install wine and wine-desktop (but not qt4wine)
3. Verify wine.desktop file is located /usr/share/applications/
4. Attempt to choose wine in "Open With" dialog of nautilus

Actual results:
wine is not available, nautilus suggests a zip archiver only

Expected results:
wine is available

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jonas Thiem 2013-07-14 08:24:55 UTC
Sorry I forgot to specify this more clearly, with file properties or context menu I specifically refer to file properties or context menu of .exe files selected in nautilus (windows executables).

Comment 2 Adhidarma Hadiwinoto 2013-09-19 14:38:59 UTC
I confirm this bug and I think it's about wine packaging mistake.

Comment 3 Adhidarma Hadiwinoto 2013-09-19 14:56:00 UTC
Looks like this bug has been rejected as wine's bug on

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2014-11-15 16:31:36 UTC
this would presumably just work if the mime system knew about the kind of binary you have there and reported the expected mime type

Comment 5 Jonas Thiem 2014-11-15 17:57:28 UTC
I remember being told by a gnome dev this is no longer true: because Nautilus wants to make things easier it only lists graphical applications which have a .desktop file and it has no way of allowing the user to pick another one based on the binary anymore. So I would assume unless you provide a .desktop file too, it won't work. But maybe I recall this incorrectly, you should speak to a nautilus developer. (sorry if you are actually a nautilus dev, feel free to ignore my possibly incorrect ramble then)

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Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2015-02-17 16:08:25 UTC
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