[Bug 38195] mime type for PDF files?

Alexander Kirillov shurik179 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 14:14:28 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: shared-mime-info (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

(not sure if this is correct package - please move as necessary)

When trying to open a PDF file in GNOME, I get this message:
Cannot open PS9.pdf
The filename "PS9.pdf" indicates that this file is of type "PDF document". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "plain text document". If you open this file, the file might present a security risk to your system.

Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to the correct extension for "plain text document", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file. 

The properties dialofg shows file type as "plain text". However, the file is indeed a PDF file; it starts with 
and opens just fine in acroread and evince. Moreover, I had no problems opening the same file on Ubuntu Breezy machine, where it was indentified as "PDF document"

** Attachment added: "sample"
mime type for PDF files?

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