[Fedora-packaging] shared-mime-info inconsistencies

Michel Alexandre Salim michael.silvanus at gmail.com
Tue May 25 23:11:05 UTC 2010


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 20:57 +0200, Michel Alexandre Salim wrote:
>> According to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#mimeinfo
>>
>> packages should not depend on shared-mime-info, but instead only
>> update its database if it happens to be installed. I would expect
>> shared-mime-info to be pulled in by either specifying it in comps.xml
>> or as a dependency to gvfs (on GNOME) or its KDE equivalent, but
>> instead it is required by gnome-vfs2 (which should not pull it in
>> anymore, now that we have gvfs) as well as PackageKit, several
>> NetworkManager subpackages, and several other applications.
> There is a big difference between a package like gedit, which just adds
> information about its supported mime types, and gvfs or PackageKit,
> which rely on the mime database for a core part of their functionality.
>
gvfs does not depend on shared-mime-info, though. gnome-vfs2 does (is
it needed?). Also, do the various NetworkManager packages need to
depend on s-m-i?

Thanks,

-- 
Michel


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