Updated mime-support to version 3.55.
I have uploaded an update of mime-support, to version 3.55. Among the most
- update-mime does not automatically quote anymore “%s” when collecting the
package-provided mailcap lines from /usr/lib/mime/package/. This may
reveal bugs with applications that did not follow RFC 1524 and expected
the mailcap system to do the quoting.
- The “view” command is removed. It was using the alternative system to
share /usr/bin/view with vim, while both commands had different purposes
- Update-mime will now issue warnings to stderr when encountering improper
package-provided mailcap entries.
- The conversion of FreeDesktop entries to mailcap entries has been polished.
- run-mailcap will try to guess the media type of a file as a last ressort
using the “file” command, if it is available.
- run-mailcap now recognises non-ASCII alphanumeric characters, which prevents
the use of the temporary file in most cases. (This was annoying for users
as for instance the program opening the file would not run from the file's
As a side note, I have not been very successful in convincing bug reporters to
submit new media types to the IANA before sumbitting them to the mime-support
package; the problem is that for legacy media types nobody feels to have enough
authority to do so. Nevertheless, for freshly invented media types, I intend
to be strict.
You can see the full changelog below.
mime-support (3.55) unstable; urgency=low
* Media types removed:
92def2a application/x-font-woff Closes: #727156
c1797d2 application/x-md5 Closes: #720619
fad5967 application/x-sha1 Closes: #720619
a71f2b0 text/x-vcard Closes: #674670
* Media types added:
020388a application/gzip Closes: #589991, 688872
77eee72 application/oebps-package+xml See: #712054
ae8262a application/x-font-pcf Closes: #727171
020388a application/zlib Closes: #589991, 688872
a71f2b0 text/vcard Closes: #674670
* Changed associations of file suffixes with media types:
ae8262a application/x-font: removed pcf extensions.
46df3ed application/vnd.visio: added vst vsw vss
1a69660 application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig: removed dat, Closes: #418564
b016fe8 Remove “see” alternative for “view”.
Thanks to Kevin Ryde <email@example.com>, Closes: #623384, #458691
c5b794b Removed obsolete removal of /usr/doc/mime-support.
5448676 Accept file names with alphanumeric characters from the current
locale. Thanks to Tomás <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Closes: #682900
2a2243e Handle the “%c” (caption) field code from Desktop entry files.
Thanks to Philipp Matthias Hahn <email@example.com>, Closes: #745153
c0e8e69 Handle the “%i” (icon) field code from Desktop entry files.
5cf809c Stop quoting “%s” when building /etc/mailcap from the files in
Thanks to Peter Chubb <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Closes: #747050
f18b89f Warn when mailcap.order refers to packages that do not provide
mailcap files. Closes: #314952
7b1947f Reject lines that do not start with a media type. Closes: #384161
This drops support for continuation lines in /usr/lib/mime/packages/.
3c3b56c Redirect stdin to the tty when a mailcap entry says needsterminal.
Thanks Kevin Ryde <email@example.com>, Closes: #727173
80a1bc7 Remove unreliable permission check. Closes: #691247 thanks to
Martin Mares <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Kevin Ryde <email@example.com>.
e833a8a Stricter pattern for detection of manual pages.
Thanks to Philipp Janda, LP: #1300484
40f72a7 Force the use of a temporary alias for files containing a space in
their name. Closes: #723708 thanks to Kevin Ryde <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
642d6a9 Remind of RFC 1524 in the “SEE ALSO” section of mailcap(5) man page.
dd293ec Run the “file“ command when extension does not tell the media type.
Thanks to Reuben Thomas <email@example.com>, Closes: #77985
56dba74 Remove last-resort guesses of crontabs and man pages.
-- Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 07 May 2014 07:03:23 +0900
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan