OOo .odt files - open with Java by default

King InuYasha ngompa13 at
Tue Oct 30 23:47:04 UTC 2007

I have had this problem since Fedora Core 4. Ever since GCJ and OOo 2.0 were
included in Fedora, this specific issue has cropped on my computers all the
time. The strange thing is that only OpenDocument files are considered Java
Archives. None of the other archive-based formats supported by OOo have this
issue as far as I can tell.

On 10/30/07, Jonathan Underwood <jonathan.underwood at> wrote:
> On 30/10/2007, Caolan McNamara <caolanm at> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 20:36 +0100, nodata wrote:
> > > Nautilus will open OpenText document files from with
> Java
> > > by default
> >
> > What could "open with java" mean here, actually attempting to
> > execute .odt files as java programs ?!, or treating them as .jar files
> > an unzipping them or something. Here, though with OOo installed of
> > course, it does does the right thing(tm).
> I see the same problem on F-7 as well. The dialogue box reads:
> Cannot open 4GLS_article.odt
> The filename "4GLS_article.odt" indicates that this file is of type
> "ODT document". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of
> type "Java Archive". If you open this file, the file might present a
> security risk to your system.
> Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received
> the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to
> the correct extension for "Java Archive", then open the file normally.
> Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application
> for the file.
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