Fixing the shared-mime-info debacle

Josselin Mouette joss at
Tue May 12 22:05:43 UTC 2009

[ 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

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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`. `'   “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling
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