Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14741
Missing file /usr/share/magic.mime
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
/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
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.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
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.
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?
*** Bug 76821 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bounce back to file with the answers, and I'll be happy
to do the work :-)