Bug#469833: "Unknown media type" output message
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 12:08:25PM +0200, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:
> # Bug bot commands -- reply below
> tags 469833 - moreinfo
> reassign 469833 kde4libs
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 20:23, Ana Guerrero <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 09:52:04PM +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> >> On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 17:49:19 +0900
> >> Hideki Yamane <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> > > Is this installing the package from scratch or upgrading from a
> >> > > previous version?
> >> >
> >> > That is upgrading from previous version.
> >> And this message comes sometimes at upgrading packages.
> >> So, the bug may not be caused by this package.
> > Those fake mimetypes are installed by kdelibs with the file
> > /usr/share/mime/packages/kde.xml since long time ago. They are kept in
> > kde4libs.
> > In a recent version, update-mime-database became verbose about this unknown
> > types, and that is why you get this error when you update stuff and then
> > update-mime-database is run.
> > It is unlikely to be changed.
> I've examined relevant specifications and the messages from
> update-mime-database are correct -- those are not "known" media types.
> Mind you, they're not critical errors, so the impact is minor.
> At any rate, if there's a bug, it's within the package providing the
> definitions, so I'm reassigning it.
I did not reassign this bug because users concerned about this, will look at
the package providing update-mime-database and will report again :)
I do wonder if reporting about unknown media types should be only shown
in a verbose option of update-mime-database and not by default.