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I just downloaded the latest series of updates for Debian Unstable/Experimental. And my gnome installation seemingly has erased all of the file associations. So when I double-click a .jpg file, I get a message saying gnome can't open it instead of image viewer. Ogg and mp3 files get the same message instead of amarok opening.
And my desktop launchers have reverted back to text documents with '.desktop' suffixes in the file titles.
Has anyone else had this happen or heard of this type of problem?
Gnome version: 2.22.3
Linux version 2.6.27-1-amd64 (Debian 2.6.27-1~experimental.1~snapshot.12516) (gcc version 4.1.3 20080623 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.2-23+1)) #1 SMP Sun Dec 21 02:53:13 UTC 2008
You might try reinstalling gnome-mime-data. Gnome and sid do not really play nice especially right after a freeze. The 2.24 parts are starting to make their way into sid so be careful and keep an eye on what is being installed and removed.
Might want to install apt-listbugs as well if you are running sid.. Then browse the list of bugs before doing un update to see what is broken. There are times i put off doing an update in sid for a week or so waiting for abug to be fixed because I don't like the sound of tte bug report and what it breaks..
I've never tried updating sid with Synaptic, so used to aptitude from the command line
could anyone tell me offhand if synaptic shows the output from apt-listbugs ??