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Re: Breaking programs because a not yet implemented solution exists in theory (Was: Bug#658139: evince: missing mime entry)

On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 12:27:40AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 02 février 2012 à 19:11 +0000, brian m. carlson a écrit : 
> > The mime-support solution is part of Policy.  It is a perfectly working,
> > fully-implemented solution.  
> This is a blatant lack of knowledge of the current state of the
> distribution.
> > If you feel that it is obsolescent or
> > obsolete and should be replaced by a different solution, then it's your
> > job to convince other people of that, do the work to make that happen,
> > and request that Policy be amended accordingly.  I have yet to see a bug
> > filed on the debian-policy package requesting that.
> This system has *already* been replaced by a different solution. That
> horse was already dead several years ago. Get a grip. Fix the policy if
> you want to spend time on the problem.
> > As it is, evince does not display PDFs from mutt.  Thus your solution is
> > inadequate, because mutt does not use your solution (and there is no bug
> > filed against mutt to do so).  You have thus broken an otherwise
> > perfectly working solution because you don't like it.
> As it is, programs registered in mime-support are not used from firefox,
> evolution, epiphany, nautilus, rox-filer and konqueror. Thus your
> solution is inadequate, because these programs do not use your solution
> (there is no bug filed against them to do so, and if there was, we would
> have a good laugh and close it).

Firefox does, and if it doesn't, it's a bug to be filed. It lacks
support for some keywords, though.


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