**note** – I would have posted this in the bug list, but I can’t find it, the link from the FAQ just goes to the products page?
**fixed** – Ashutosh from Adobe provided a working fix in the comments below, nice one!
After installing the new Alpha of Adobe Air for Linux yesterday on Ubuntu 7.1 the mime types for .zip files seem to be broken and I can’t figure out how to fix them. When I clicked on a standard .zip file it used to open in FileRoller, it now gives me an error that the filename indicates it’s a zip but the contents indicate it’s an Air Application. I need to use ‘Open With’ to select FileRoller. Not the end of the world but a bit of a pain. Also, the files have a zip icon but this changes to a .air icon when I click it.
Poking around a bit I found xdg-mime included in the files installed with Air (side note, why? I’ve already got these installed, isn’t that the point of using the package manager to install this stuff?) and also an accompanying AdobeAir.xml file…
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<comment>Adobe AIR Application</comment>
<match type="string" value="PK\003\004" offset="0"/>
…not sure what the magic stuff does but it looks ok? Also testing with xdg-mime seems to point to the mime types being correct?
adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query filetype ~/Desktop/08_04_02.zip
adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query default application/zip
adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query default application/vnd.adobe.air-application-installer-package+zip
There’s also an air.mime file that also looks ok to me..
I’ve also just spotted, the files have been simlinked incorrectly into /usr/share/mime-info/ …
ls -la /usr/share/mime-info/air.*
adam@ubuntu:~$ ls -la /usr/share/mime-info/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 54 2008-03-31 20:26 air.keys -> /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/xdg-utils/support/air.keys
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 54 2008-03-31 20:26 air.mime -> /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/xdg-utils/support/air.mime
the links should be to /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/support/* , no xdg-utils, so I’ve tried …
adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo unlink /usr/share/mime-info/air.keys
adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo unlink /usr/share/mime-info/air.mime
adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/support/air.keys /usr/share/mime-info/air.keys
adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/support/air.mime /usr/share/mime-info/air.mime
but this doesn’t seem to fix anything. Any other ideas anyone?
note to self, may be time to look at a liquid layout for the blog