Bug 78015 - CUPS' mime.types redundant
Summary: CUPS' mime.types redundant
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cups
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-17 16:19 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-04-09 16:10:41 UTC

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2002-11-17 16:19:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
CUPS provides a private MIME database in /etc/cups/mime.types that contains
redundant information.  CUPS should be configured to update and use the MIME
databases specified by the Shared MIME-Info Specification

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  cat /etc/cups/mime.types

Actual Results:  I see that CUPS installs a private MIME types file.

Expected Results:  I would expect CUPS to use the MIME databases provided by the
Shared MIME-Info Specification
(http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info.html).  This allows a
system administrator to maintain just one set of MIME definitions instead of
separate ones for file, GNOME, CUPS, etc.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-11-22 12:55:14 UTC
This is actually a thornier issue than it appears.  I'll mention it to the
upstream developers.

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