Bug#795408: caja: audio cd track support half-assed

Richard Jasmin frazzledjazz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 18:35:13 UTC 2015

Package: caja
Version: 1.8.2-4
Severity: normal

You may look at me sideways with a bug huh on this one.Thats ok.Upon discovery
of a mr.robot hack I attempted to duplicate the process as it details a linux
box and some weird cd audio data storage.The hack will never work as shown but
it hilights an issue.

CD Audio support is half-assed in GNOME. While vfs is used to view the audio
tracks as files, the actual support needed to work with these "files" is
clearly missing. You cant right click the file, any audio file, and convert it
that way. CDR and CDA formats, both windows methods to access same data on the
disc (as a file) are completely ignored on linux.Linux simply doesnt know what
to do. Caja wants to be "like windows" and do filetype internet lookups, but to
what avail if the filetype is not recognized by linux? Without launching a
media converter app by hand this sort of "filetype" really has no use or
integration with GNOME.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages caja depends on:
ii  caja-common               1.8.2-4
ii  desktop-file-utils        0.22-1
ii  gvfs                      1.24.1-2+b2
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.16.0-2
ii  libc6                     2.19-19
ii  libcairo2                 1.14.2-2
ii  libcaja-extension1        1.8.2-4
ii  libexempi3                2.2.2-2
ii  libexif12                 0.6.21-2
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-6.3
ii  libfreetype6              2.5.2-4
ii  libgail18                 2.24.28-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.31.5-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.44.1-1.1
ii  libglib2.0-data           2.44.1-1.1
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.28-1
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.9-1+b1
ii  libmate-desktop-2-17      1.10.1-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0            1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0       1.36.8-3
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0         1.36.8-3
ii  libselinux1               2.3-2+b1
ii  libsm6                    2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-4
ii  libunique-1.0-0           1.1.6-5
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxml2                   2.9.1+dfsg1-5
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.8-1+b1
ii  mate-desktop              1.10.1-1
ii  shared-mime-info          1.3-1

Versions of packages caja recommends:
ii  gvfs-backends  1.24.1-2+b2

Versions of packages caja suggests:
ii  engrampa             1.8.1+dfsg1-1
pn  gstreamer0.10-tools  <none>
pn  meld                 <none>

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