[arch-dev-public] Replace Gentoo mime-types with Fedora mailcap?

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 01:34:50 UTC 2017

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 1:23 AM Giancarlo Razzolini <
grazzolini at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Em novembro 22, 2017 17:24 Jan Alexander Steffens via arch-dev-public
> escreveu:
> > After seeing bug 54977[1] I've been investigating where our
> /etc/mime.types
> > comes from, and it's apparently from Gentoo[2] and hasn't been updated
> > since Oct 2012.
> I was not aware we had such old mime.types file. By the way, this .jpe bug
> always
> intrigued me, but no to the point of chasing it down.
> >
> > I would like to propose replacing mime-types with mailcap from Fedora[3],
> > which is still maintained; it fixes the above bug. It also provides
> > /etc/nginx/mime.types (conflicts with upstream NGINX, but defines many
> more
> > types) and /etc/mailcap (not used by anything we have?).
> >
> > Thoughts? Objections? Should we also use the mailcap NGINX mime.types?
> I'm not sure if NGINX mime.types has anything that is required for it to
> function
> properly. I can look into this, but if it doesn't, then both me and
> Bartłomiej, can
> strip upstream's on our respective packages. How does fedora handles it?

AFAICT Fedora ships the NGINX mime.types in a separate package that's part
of a dep chain involving the rest of NGINX. I already have packages ready
that remove the mime.types and add a dependency on mailcap.

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