[arch-general] Packages with update-desktop-database issues

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Mon Feb 14 12:38:24 EST 2011

Am Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:47:29 +0100
schrieb Matthias Dienstbier <matthias_dienstbier at yahoo.de>:

> Hi,
> I recently found that wine doesn't run update-desktop-database
> (FS#22882) but that's not the only package with this issue.
> I tested all my installed packages with this command:
> for i in $(grep -Rl 'MimeType=.*/.*' /usr/share/applications/*); do
> pkg= $(LANG=C pacman -Qo "$i"); grep -L
> update-desktop-database /var/lib/pacman/local/$(echo $pkg | cut -d\
> -f5)-$(echo $pkg | cut -d\  -f6)/install; done
> The result was that at least these packages don't run
> update-desktop-database although they install Mime associations:
> extra/chromium
> extra/evolution
> extra/mplayer
> extra/openjdk6
> extra/qt
> extra/sound-juicer
> community/mplayer-vaapi
> community/shotwell
> community/virtualbox
> community/wine
> There are probably many more broken packages which I don't have
> installed. I tried to get these via pkgfile but didn't succeed.
> I really wonder why namcap doesn't do any checks on this.

Please file bugs - one per package - for now and also open a feature
request for namcap to check for this.


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