How to fix mime filetype

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Fri Feb 15 14:14:11 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 07:04 -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
> I made the mistake of installing adobe's latest acroread on F8.  Now, there
> is no mime type for pdf:
> xdg-mime query filetype *.pdf
> application/octet-stream
> xdg-mime query default application/x-pdf
> xdg-mime query default application/pdf
> System never heard of this mime type anymore.
> How do I fix this?

That is strange. I also installed acroread from Adobe as an rpm.

However on my machine:

 xdg-mime query filetype *.pdf
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