Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121769
kdelibs should provide openoffice mimelnk files (not oo.org)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem:
Both kdelibs and openoffice.org can provide the mimelnk files
At present, FC's/rawhide's openoffice.org rpm owns these. I would
argue that kdelibs should be the rightful owner of these files:
1. mimelnk files are used *only* in kde
2. the kdelibs versions of these files include more translations
3. the kdelibs versions of these files include hints to help koffice
to import/export openoffice files.
4. if openoffice.org is not installed, then these mimetypes are
undefined in kde (potentially crippling koffice's ability
import/export openoffice files)
Version-Release number of selected component:
(versions up to and including)
See also bug #121767 (the openoffice.org equivalent to this report).
I wasn't sure the correct way to submit a bug that affects 2 packages.
this is a file conflict in rpm. Perhaps we should make a subpackage,
which just only includes mimelink files, which koffice/openoffice can
Dan, do you any idee ?
Been there done that (in the kde-redhat project), and creating a
common subpackage is not worth the pain and suffering involved.
Besides, as I mentioned, these mimelink files are only used in kde
anyway, so there's no point in being able to install them outside of
kde anyway. Further, upgrading to ooo-1.1.2 makes the problem go away
too, as it no longer includes the mimelnk files in question either.
Per bug #121767, ooo no longer includes kde mimetypes. Now kde is left without
providing them until this is fixed.
it's now fixed in new kdelibs from rawhide.