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 . 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 . 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 again. 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. Michael  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497779  https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/07/msg01048.html -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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