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FS#66749 - Mime Database is broken in Archlinux. The issue has roots both in upstream and downstream.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Leo Dazz (leodazz) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 06:06 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 14:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Downstream Related: Every time pacman tries to update mime database, Warning about files not found is displayed. Actually, I think update-mime-database utility is looking for mime files in [ "/usr/share/mime/packages" ] only. As a result other directories [ sub-directories under "/usr/share/mime" ] are ignored. When I created symlinks from those sub-directories to the [ "/usr/share/mime/packages" ] directories, the issue is partially resolved.
Upstream Related: Packages don't follow updated mime database specs. Almost all mime files in the above directories have a root element [ "<mime-type>" ] which is outdated as you know. When I edited these files and replaced the outdated element with [ "<mime-info>" ], the issue is resolved. Everything is updated normally.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce: Simply run update-mime-database or let the pacman do it. All the screen is flooded with warnings related to mime files not found and wrong root element in mime files.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Saturday, 23 May 2020, 14:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Use IRC, the forums, or the mailing lists for support.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 14:29 GMT
I can't reproduce, I have no warnings and update-mime-database works just fine.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 14:35 GMT
How do you have that many files in /usr/share/packages/? Something is seriously wrong with your system.