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Bug#681687: missing mime entry

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 01:51:32PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > If it's the solution that the TC decide on to resolve the issue, it
> > sounds like something we could work with, at least imho, from what I've
> > seen so far.  I've CCed -release for any further comments, as I don't
> > know how many members of the team are following -ctte and/or this bug.
> Broadly speaking, I think the correct long-term solution is to first add
> support to update-mime for reading both .desktop files and mime files, and
> then to update policy to tell maintainers to use .desktop files instead of
> mime files.  And I think it's better for Debian if we can get the first part
> done prior to the wheezy release.  But I would like the release team to make
> their own determination of whether the patch that's currently up for
> consideration is of sufficient quality, and sufficiently safe, to be granted
> a freeze exception.

I completely agree with getting rid of the manual mime entries where
they can be automatically generated. I have concerns that the .desktop
format means that it won't work for some packages, but those could
always carry manual entires.

However, I really do think that pushing in a system wide change at this
stage in the release is not desireable at all, so woudn't be happy to
see it in Wheezy. If we wanted to do this, it should have been started
about two years ago.

I *would* however, be very happy to have this as a release goal for


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