Re: Bug#101127: gnome-libs-data: /etc/mime-magic.dat
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 05:58:09AM +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
> >>>> "JG" == Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:
> JG> Can I check if I've understood correctly. What happens if I edit
> JG> /etc/mime-magic; does /etc/mime-magic.dat get automatically recreated
> JG> or do things break if I don't update it manually? And how do I do the
> JG> latter?
> This file isn't automatically recreated, this is the sysadmin job to run
> "gnome-gen-mimedb /etc/mime-magic", and this break nothing if this file
> isn't up to date.
In which case I would agree with you: it should be created in the
postinst and removed on package removal/purge. There is no reason at
all for it to be a conffile or in the package at all.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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