firefox should not use mailcap defaults with needsterminal

Bug #187057 reported by j^
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firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

right now firefox will propose to open all text/* documents,
i.e. "text/x-diff" as listed in /etc/mime.types for patches with "less"
for one /etc/mailcap has "needsterminal" so "less" should never be listed as the default,
using it results in nothing, since less would have to be opened in a terminal.

Expected Result:
 do not provide any terminal based app as default choice, do not even list them.
 instead have a reasonable default, i.e. gedit for text/* or use xdg-open

j^ (j)
description: updated
description: updated
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Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Confirmed, it's very annoying and been there for ages.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
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