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Re: MIME support in Debian.

> > Am Samstag, den 22.12.2007, 23:34 +0900 schrieb Charles Plessy:
> > > Also, if there are two such
> > > programs installed, is there something that can be done through MIME so
> > > that the user has a chance to chose the program ?

> Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam <at> gmx.net> writes:
> > Not directly through MIME (the MIME RFCs just describe the so called
> > Internet Content type, e.g. "text/plain" - association with programs is
> > AFAIK not part of the MIME standard). This has been described in the
> > fd.o standard:
> > http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s07.html
Le Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 09:23:01AM +0000, Frank Küster a écrit :
> Isn't the mailcap.order file (or similar, I'm currently condemned to use a
> Windows box) used for that, probably together with update-mime?

After inspecting the file and its manpage, my gut feeling is that it is
not supposed to be modified by Debian packages. Apparently it serves for
system-wide local configuration. However, files in
/usr/lib/mime/packages contain a "priority=n" field, that is not
documented in mailcap(5). (By the way, isn't the location of the files
in /usr/lib against the FHS ?)

I have the strange impression that the system is completely
Debian-specific, or at least, it was created for Debian. Does anybody
know how it works on other distributions ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan
Who thinks he stepped into something bigger than expected.

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