[Pkg-xfce-devel] Fixing the shared-mime-info debacle
corsac at debian.org
Wed May 13 06:29:12 UTC 2009
On mer, 2009-05-13 at 00:05 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> [ Adding debian-release since this is now blocking the gnome-desktop
> transition. ]
> Le dimanche 08 mars 2009 à 03:27 +0100, Josselin Mouette a écrit :
> > I feel that upstream made a strong mistake to not rename the cache file
> > when changing its format. Even if this means diverging from the
> > specification, we should rename the filename, for example to
> > "mime.cache2".
> > The affected packages are:
> > * glib2.0
> > * gnome-vfs
> > * libcitadel
> > * pcmanfm
> > * rox
> > * thunar
> > * and of course, shared-mime-info itself.
> > If someone can think of a better way to fix this, please speak up now.
> > Otherwise, if you agree with this course of action, I suggest we
> > synchronize an upload of these packages (using DELAYED) and add proper
> > versioned conflicts in shared-mime-info.
> Apart from the rox maintainer who disagrees with the proposed solution,
> I’m not seeing much interest in fixing this.
> Do you want to see these packages migrate to testing before the squeeze
For the record, I didn't see, nor had report, that thunar broke, so I
don't really know what is the situation.
Looking at the source code, Thunar only supports 1.0 version for
mime.cache. The current mime.cache version, according to the spec, is
1.1 but my /usr/share/mime.cache seems to still be 1.0:
hexdump /usr/share/mime/mime.cache |head -n1
0000000 0100 0100 0000 d441 0000 d046 0000 0c56
So maybe that's why I don't see problems here.
I'm not exactly sure what to do then…
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