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    Python install under wine messes up gnome icons

    A few weeks ago I installed Python2.2.3 for Windows in my Wine (which was 1.1.38ish at the time, I think). Why? I needed to do some automated cleanup of the wine registry.

    That all worked fine, but I wound up with little green snakes all over gnome (the old 'happy snake' python icon from 2.2, not the newer blue & yellow one).

    Many, many file types show in nautilus as 'Python file (no console)' but do not have a snake logo. I think this applies to all 'text' files. When opened in gedit they have the snake logo on the tab. Perversely, actual '*.py' files sometimes have snake logo in gedit, but in any case it never selects Python syntax highlighting for these (which it did before I installed WinPy).

    I realize this is probably a Wine issue (in general I do not want install of windows apps to redecorate my gnome view), but the fix I need is to remove this corruption of the desktop -- and I have no idea where Gnome implements the file-type -> icon mapping mechanism, If I knew that I could probably go in and just delete something. I've spent most of an hour looking through menus, online help, and google search results with no luck at all (I found something that applied to Gnome 1.4, though).

    I could try uninstalling win-python but that's not really a solution for me (especially if it doesn't fix the problem!)

    Any pointers? Thanks

    (Hardy on amd64)
    Last edited by gregsmith_to; March 30th, 2010 at 08:40 PM. Reason: title change (removing 'Windows')

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