Bug 121769 - kdelibs should provide openoffice mimelnk files (not oo.org)
kdelibs should provide openoffice mimelnk files (not oo.org)
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdelibs (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2004-04-27 13:23 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-12 10:09:39 EDT
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Description Rex Dieter 2004-04-27 13:23:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Both kdelibs and openoffice.org can provide the mimelnk files
/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.sun.xml.calc.desktop
/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.sun.xml.draw.desktop
/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.sun.xml.impress.desktop
/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.desktop

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)
openoffice.org-1.1.1-4
kdelibs-3.2.2-3

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.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-07-19 06:54:52 EDT
this is a file conflict in rpm. Perhaps we should make a subpackage,
which just only includes mimelink files, which koffice/openoffice can
share.

Dan, do you any idee ?
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2004-07-19 08:51:56 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2005-09-29 10:20:56 EDT
Per bug #121767, ooo no longer includes kde mimetypes.  Now kde is left without
providing them until this is fixed.
Comment 4 Ngo Than 2005-10-12 10:09:39 EDT
it's now fixed in new kdelibs from rawhide.

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