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Using FreeDesktop MIME entries directly in mime-support (Re: Fixing the mime horror ini Debian).

Hello everybody,

http://bugs.debian.org/497779 contains a patch for the mime-support package to
solve this problem for every package that provides a .desktop file but no
mailcap entry.  The mime-support package has been orphaned last week.

Wouldn't one of the following solutions be acceptable for you ?

 - Add the function to mime-support in Wheezy to update /etc/mailcap using
   the FreeDesktop menu entry files in /usr/share/applications via dpkg

 - Do this in Sid, and add back the MIME entries in evince in Wheezy as a
   temporary compromise.

If nobody else volunteers, I propose to start a maintenance group for the
mime-support package, that I would store in a Git repository on Alioth's
collab-maint group.

My background in MIME support is that I maintain packages that declare MIME
types, I keep track of MIME support in the Policy (http://bugs.debian.org/661816),
and I wrote much of the MimeTypesSupport page on the Debian wiki

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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