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Re: ScriptletSnippets: desktop-database,mimeinfo



On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 12:49 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 15:14 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > > Do shared-mime-info and desktop-file-utils fall into the same category
> > > or does some functionality of programs fail to work if
> > > desktop-file-utils and shared-mime-info aren't run?
> > 
> > The latter.
> > 
> > > Your post makes me think that some Core GNOME applications (nautilus?
> > > gnome-panel? gnome-vfs?) make use of the data generated by
> > > desktop-file-utils and shared-mime-info but nothing else.  Is that true
> > > or just a guess?
> > 
> > Gnome in general, yes.  That's why I'm arguing it should be the GNOME 
> > libs/core bits that should depend on these, not (all) individual apps.
> > 
> If I'm reading your responses correctly, shared-mime-info and
> desktop-file-utils must be run in order for Core Gnome to function
> correctly.  However, the application itself can run under KDE or another
> environment with no errors or loss of functionality.
> 
> I don't see a problem with changing the shared-mime-info section if
> that's the case. (shared-mime-info's dependencies percolate through to
> libgnome which should be required by anything depending on it and it
> does have a scriptlet to update on install.)  
> 
I've made this change to the shared-mime-info section.  Look it over and
correct any wrong assumptions there.

> dekstop-file-utils doesn't seem to have either a dependency into the
> Core of Gnome or a scriptlet to care for the case where it is installed
> later so even though this seems like a valid concept, those issues
> should be resolved first.
> 
I didn't change this one.  Rex, have you opened an RFE in bugzilla to
change desktop-file-utils and get something to depend on it?

-Toshio

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