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Bug#658139: evince: missing mime entry



On Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Giovanni Biscuolo wrote:
> so the proposed solution is that *users* will maintain mime-support
> database by hand?

No.

> the idea not to maintain 2 files containing the same information is
> interesting and should be done with proper tools on maintainers side,
> not on users side... or by standard tools such those found in
> mime-support

Yes.

> if there is enough consensus to drop (or extend) Debian policy 9.7 in
> favour of a new one using *.desktop files to register mime-types
> (dropping /usr/lib/mime/packages/ files and mime-suport) I'm willing to
> help to develop a new tool

Please see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497779 for 
more information on how to properly fix this at the mime-support level
by auto-generating mailcap information out of the .desktop files.

Russ Alberry gave some tentative spec for such a tool:
87k446oqzh.fsf@windlord.stanford.edu">http://lists.debian.org/87k446oqzh.fsf@windlord.stanford.edu

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