Just some numbers I got by grepping over the archive on lintian.d.o: # of packages shipping .desktop files with MimeType associations: 601 # of packages shipping a corresponding mime file in /usr/lib/mime/packages: 89 If a missing mime file would mean an RC bug, this would instantly make 514 packages RC buggy. Interestingly, the particular section in the Debian policy is a should directive, not a must, so I don't understand the reasons for making #658139 RC. That said, it seems to me, Debian policy and reality have diverged so far, that imho a reasonable action her is to update or remove the relevant section in the Debian policy (§9.7) to actually reflect current practice. Creating and keeping those mime files up-to-date is probably okay if you maintain a single package or you need some of the special features that mime-support provides. It adds up though, if you maintain multiple packages. As maintainers time is limited and valuable I'd rather see it spent for really important issues and simply get the patch in  applied to mime-support which auto-generates those mime entries for legacy apps which don't yet support the xdg mime spec . Michael  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497779  http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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