[Bug 145218] Re: "Open with, Other" option should default to /usr/bin/

Fabien Tassin fta at sofaraway.org
Sun Dec 30 17:52:59 UTC 2007


I don't think we should fix this. IMHO, it's not a bug.

Rationale is:
- if a program from package X is installed in /usr/bin (or any system-wide path) and is supposed to be used as a launcher for a particular mime-type or file extension, yet firefox does not propose it, it's probably package X's fault to not have the proper mime referenced and then, the bug should be against X, not firefox.

- the "Other" choice points to user home dir as in traditional Unix,
that's the only place where a user could install stuff without
privileges and user may not know how to specify a correct user-defined
mime type.

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"Open with, Other" option should default to /usr/bin/
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/145218
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