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Re: MIME policy, use of /usr/lib/mime

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 11:50:43AM +0200, Florent Rougon wrote:

> MIME support sub-policy at
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/mime-policy/ it seems to me it
> is the only place to put these files currently (I noticed
> /usr/share/mime-info but it looks gnome-specific).
> linda complains because my package is "Architecture: all" and puts
> things in /usr/lib.
> I think it is not impossible, although unlikely, to have packages
> register arch-specific MIME entries (think of a viewer written in
> assembly for $ARCH...). Therefore, /usr/lib/mime doesn't look totally
> wrong to me for some cases at least (a combination of /usr/lib/mime and
> /usr/share/mime would be better, probably, but doesn't seem supported
> right now).
> So, I would say that given the current status of things, linda should
> not report an error for this issue, and I should file a bug report. What
> do you think?

These files should not be architecture-specific, so mime-support should
probably be updated to use /usr/share.  I say this without knowing much
about how it works.  I would recommend raising the issue on debian-devel.

> BTW: the file
>      ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/package-developer/mime_policy.txt.gz
>      referenced on
>      http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/mime-policy/ch1.html
>      does not exist.

This should probably be a bug on packaging-manual if the bug is still
present in the most recent document.

 - mdz

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