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Bug#681687: missing mime entry

On 21.07.2012 09:11, Steve Langasek wrote:

> Now, I think providing a tool to auto-translate .desktop files into mailcap
> entries is a perfectly appropriate way to go about solving this bug, if
> someone chooses to do that.  If such a tool emerges, I think that's great
> for Debian as a whole, and we can consider revising Policy to consider
> .desktop files the primary interface instead.  But until we have such a tool
> working in the release, it's the responsibility of the evince maintainers to
> make sure their package complies with policy.

A patch providing this converter has been available for a few months
[1]. The mime-support maintainer just never got around to upload it or
even comment on it.

The new mime support maintainer team, which took over the package just a
few days ago, did ask the release team, if it would be possible to still
apply this patch for wheezy [2].
I think this should be the solution we should aim for and I would
appreciate if the release team could give the mime-support maintainers a
green light for the unstable upload.
If the converter solution turns out to be too buggy or requires larger
changes, we have a simple contigency plan, i.e. just drop the converter

I would really appreciate if we could try to fix this *whole* issue for
good for *wheezy*. Re-adding the mime file in evince can still be done
if the proper mime-support fix has not been done in say a month or two.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497779
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/07/msg01048.html
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