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Bug#787571: How about transferring /etc/mime.types from mime-support to base-files.

Package: base-files
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

Dear Santiago,

the mime-support package that I maintain can be thought of two compontents:

 - the /etc/mime.types file, that is parsed directly by some indepentent packages
   such as apache2, and

 - the mailcap system, with its executables, its configuration files, its dpkg
   triggers, etc...

I am currently planning to separate these components and one possibility would
be to have a single package for /etc/mime.types, that would track the one in
Fedora's Git repository.  I detailed this in <https://bugs.debian.org/786889>.

Alternatively, we could ship this file in base-files, since it is among these
traditional Unix files that one always expects to be available.  But it has
frequent updates, to it may be extra work for you.

What do you think about this ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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