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Hello Fedorans, Bastien,
I have noticed that the shared-mime-info package was orphaned couple days
I'm sorry, I read through the mail, but I don't understand what you'd want
me to say, or what questions you'd want me to answer.
In short, I've maintained the upstream shared-mime-info for 16 years, and
now is the time to let others in the community maintain it, both upstream
and downstream. It is still absolutely required, but it's not important
enough to be able to set time aside for.
As for the mimeapps.list, you might need to peruse the shared-mime-info
specifications, which explain what the different files do:
Did I miss anything?
Bastien, AFAIK you were the primary point of contact in Fedora and I
you are the RHEL 8 default bugzilla assignee.
Considering the following commit:
I've disregarded the idea the the package was orphaned by accident.
I also see that GNOME mime types have been moved away from the package (on
I always considered shared-mime-info an important package, however I don't
it in comps. Maybe it is no longer that important?
A repoquery reveals ~50 packages that require it including PackageKit, Thunar
(Xfce), some NetworkManager packages, kdelibs (KDE)...
A recursive repoquery yields ~ 6650 packages.
I've taken the orphaned package for now to avoid any disruption (and a
unreadable orphans report), but I don't really understand the Fedora package,
has a manually created source without any comment explaining where is this
Bastien, could you please give me a hint about this file? Thanks
The package technically has 8 co-maintainers and a sig, but I don't put much
hopes into the crowd there considering they haven't touched the package in
Are there any interested Fedora packages that understand mime info better
than I do
PS There is an interesting file-ownership problem reported in Bugzilla
- I plan to discuss this
later on the packaging mailing list as well.