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


On Wed, 01 Feb 2012, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 21:51 +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit : 
> > I agree that an automatic solution would be prefered.  However, as long
> > as such someone does not stand up and write such a program removing
> > existing solutions is <feel free to insert any word which fits>.
> The point is, no one will write such a program until we remove support
> for the old system entirely.

FWIW, it looks like Josselin suggested this in #497779 more than 3 years
ago already.

So he certainly tried something else before simply removing the mailcap
file. I pinged the mime support maintainer, pointing to Russ' mail
explaining how to generate mailcap entries out of the desktop files.

Hopefully this will help since he seemed interested into supporting this.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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