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Bug 192779 - app-emulation/crossover-bin chm mime.type conflict with app-text/xchm
Summary: app-emulation/crossover-bin chm mime.type conflict with app-text/xchm
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Pacho Ramos
Depends on: 463420
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Reported: 2007-09-17 08:26 UTC by Kalidarn
Modified: 2021-12-17 12:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Kalidarn 2007-09-17 08:26:35 UTC
leio says to assign this to

Here's the deal when using xCHM I noticed that my files open as "source code". Ie you're generic HTML head/body/text type of code.

It says in the FAQ at

Q: xCHM displays the HTML source code of the pages instead of properly rendering it. Can I fix this?

A: That depends. The problem might be that an application such as Crossover Office has already registered the .chm extension in your ~/.mime.types file. Most likely that can be solved by commenting out the relevant lines (this solution has been received from Marcelo Fernandez). "

Checking through there this isn't correct. Commenting out this entry makes no difference.

Commenting out the "type=application/x-crossover-chm \
desc=Compiled HTML Help file \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-ed50728f-a8a9-4486-8d64-19f2addcba43:application_x-crossover-chm=application_x-crossover-chm"

However if any of these entries aren't commented the problem occurs:

type=application/x-crossover-mdbhtml \
desc=Microsoft Access HTML Document \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-ed50728f-a8a9-4486-8d64-19f2addcba43:application_x-crossover-mdbhtml=application_x-crossover-mdbhtml
type=application/x-crossover-wizhtml \
desc=Microsoft Access HTML Template \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-ed50728f-a8a9-4486-8d64-19f2addcba43:application_x-crossover-wizhtml=application_x-crossover-wizhtml
type=application/x-crossover-dochtml \
desc=Microsoft Word HTML Document \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-3ec737f2-f35f-4a28-aa5d-3270bc68f0c8:application_x-crossover-dochtml=application_x-crossover-dochtml
type=application/x-crossover-dothtml \
desc=Microsoft Word HTML Template \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-3ec737f2-f35f-4a28-aa5d-3270bc68f0c8:application_x-crossover-dothtml=application_x-crossover-dothtml
type=application/x-crossover-xlshtml \
desc=Microsoft Excel HTML Document \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-3ec737f2-f35f-4a28-aa5d-3270bc68f0c8:application_x-crossover-xlshtml=application_x-crossover-xlshtml
type=application/x-crossover-xlthtml \
desc=Microsoft Excel HTML Template \
# X-Created-By-mcap-cxoffice-3ec737f2-f35f-4a28-aa5d-3270bc68f0c8:application_x-crossover-xlthtml=application_x-crossover-xlthtml


In conclusion I'm not sure how these conflict with xCHM. Note I tried executing it also from a console in all attempts, it still affects the way xCHM opens the CHM file.
Comment 1 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2007-09-17 08:48:04 UTC
I think you could have assigned it yourself :)
Comment 2 Ryan Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-07-19 03:31:03 UTC
ryao did you want to take a look at this?  If crossover can't display chm files correctly then I don't think it should be installing a mime type for them.

If you need a chm file for testing you can find one at
Comment 3 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2017-12-12 14:38:09 UTC
any news? Was the ticket assigned correctly?
Comment 4 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2021-08-04 19:26:32 UTC
Are you still hitting this with current versions?