Thunderbird & Okular question
Freddog_de at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jan 31 20:24:00 UTC 2010
On 01/31/2010 06:20 PM, users-request at lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 12:30 +0100, DB wrote:
>> > In Thunderbird, I have set my default for pdf attachments to Okular.
>> > Everytime I try to open a pdf attachment, I get a dialog asking me if
>> > I want to save the attachment. When I save it, I then have to go to
>> > the downloaded file& open it with Okular.
>> > Have I missed something in my preferences?
> Probably not. You're probably being sent the attachment with an
> incorrect MIME type describing it as "just some kind of binary file,
> that I can't be stuffed to identify it properly."
> i.e. application/octet-stream
> As done by many broken mail clients and broken operating systems.
> Try sending yourself a PDF file, and it'll probably work properly, as
> your system will probably identify it correctly when it attaches the
> file to the outgoing message.
From the source of the "non-opening" message:
Content-Description: Wochenprogramm 01.02-07.02.10.pdf
And from one I sent myself (which does open):
I assume there is no way to persuade TBird/Okular to play ball with the octet-stream?
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