[PyKDE] KMimeType.findByPath return value

Jim Bublitz jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Thu Jan 2 02:15:01 GMT 2003

On 01-Jan-03 Daniel Naber wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 December 2002 07:12, Jim Bublitz wrote:
>> name() returns a QString, so

>>    print self.mimetype.latin1()

>> should print the "appication/x-shellscript" and you should be
>> able
>> to use the value of self.mimetype.latin1() as a Python string.
> Yes, that works but now there's another problem, see below. One
> of the problems was, I think, that findByPath() never returns
> None, even if you ask for a file that doesn't exist. It seems
> instead you get some undefined result. But this is a problem
> with the KDE API, which never returns 0 (that's what the KDE
> documentation says).
> Anyway, I think I've now built a small test case which crashes.
> I've attached it, see the comment marked with "***". Make sure
> that the filename in self.url really exists. I get "KCrash:
> crashing...." but the crash dialog doesn't appear so I don't
> have a backtrace. Actually it  doesn't always crash, but at
> least the problem that the returned name().latin1() contains
> random characters appears each time.

KServiceTypeProfile.preferredService takes a QString as its first
argument, so you should use "mimetype" instead of "mimestr". That
took care of the crash for me, but I got an odd value for
offer.name(). I was using an older value of PyKDE which didn't use
findByPath, so that may have been my problem.

Let me know if that fixes your problem.


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