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Bug 14741 - Missing file /usr/share/magic.mime
Summary: Missing file /usr/share/magic.mime
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: Winston gold
: 76821 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-07-27 18:29 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 00:29:36 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-07-27 18:29:45 UTC
/usr/share/magic.mime is needed for the -i option:

$ file -i core
file: couldn't find any magic files!
[... copying magic.mime ...]
$ file -i core
core: application/x-coredump

I don't know which magic.mime file is the best one. The 'file' package
itself contains such a file, but 'gnome-libs' is installing /etc/mime-magic
which seems to be more extensive.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 21:48:09 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-31 18:23:32 UTC
A copy of /etc/mime-magic is now included as /usr/share/magic.mime, that should
the critical Winston problem.

However, since /etc/mime-magic (from gnome-libs) and /usr/share/magic.mime (from
file) are copies, this bug is almost certainly gonna crop up again unless 
	1) only one of the packages file and gnome-libs owns the file contents.
	2) both file and gnome (and KDE and ...)  start using the same path to the file

DEFERRED to gnome-libs for contemplation.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2002-10-27 16:12:23 UTC
Yup, here comes the problem from file(1) again,
the gnome-libs copy of /usr/share/mime.magic
has been replaced with the file copy.

Off to gnome-libs for answers to:

1) Which package, gnome-libs or file, should
carry "official" mime types onto the file system?
I'd suggest file, but understand OTOH too.

2) Can we get a unified copy of mime types onto
a common path for both file and gnome-libs?

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2002-10-27 16:14:12 UTC
*** Bug 76821 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2002-10-27 16:46:59 UTC
Bounce back to file with the answers, and I'll be happy
to do the work :-)

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