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Re: Desktop standards, MIME info cache, and Lintian

Hi Russ.

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> (28/12/2008):
> I started looking today in more depth at the MIME type registration
> process for applications providing *.desktop files, dh_desktop, and
> what Lintian is currently doing (as part of addressing #488832).

With (or without, not sure) my submitter hat (Corsac mentioned it on
IRC, and I had some free time back then, so I filed the bug)…

> What I've implemented: In resolving #488832, I plan on removing that
> check and instead checking whether packages that ship *.desktop files
> containing MimeType keys call update-desktop-database in their
> postinst. This is a more direct check that verifies the actions of
> dh_desktop and will also catch packages that don't use debhelper or
> that don't have a conventional debian/rules file (such as CDBS
> packages).
> I think that's an improvement.

… so do I, thanks!

(and I share your questions.)


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