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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Re: Packaging (Was: Naming convention)

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Re: Packaging (Was: Naming convention)
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:05:09 +0200
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On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 08:42:07AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:

> > Let's look at mime_type2file_extension.conf ...
> > 
> > Andreas, this file is there for a reason - it maps x-bmp to
> > .bmp which otherwise won't always work on Debian.
> So you try to fix a bug in mime-support by advising people to install
> gnumed-client???


> And I'm actually not sure that your entry is correct
> because /etc/mime.types has
>   image/x-ms-bmp                                  bmp

How can the GNUmed entry not be correct ?   That entry came
from *use* of the system. Some tool returned image/x-bmp as
the mime type of some file (which surely was a bitmap).
Debian couldn't handle that mime type (no matter whether
that's a purists-agreed-on mimetype or not - doctors were
unable to view a document). Hence GNUmed built in some
minimal support to help Debian do the right thing (by
providing a file extension and getting the viewer from the
mime system for that extension).

You don't think I'll write code when there is no need, do you ?

> Are you sure that you are using the right mimetype definition.

I am not using any definition. I am using what is given to
me by tools installed on a Debian system.

> And are you also sure that the way you are using this really works?

Since you don't so far seem to have understood how this is
supposed to work I doubt this question makes sense. Of
course does this work.

> I doubt that mime-support is seeking /etc/gnumed

Right, it neither needs to nor is supposed to.

> > There is one example right in the file.
> In how far is bmp GNUmed typical?

It has been typical enough for me to bother to write the
code. Since it now only happens fairly rarely I advised to
put the file into /usr/share/doc/gnumed/ to document what is
possible without forcing every user to have the file.

I don't get what's so problematic about this.

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