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From: Allan Gottlieb <gottlieb@×××.edu>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] update-desktop-database gives ... lacks MimeType
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 19:13:13
1 My system is running fine as far as I can tell, but reading a msg in
2 this group raised my curiosity about update-desktop-database.
4 When I do I get dozens of lines of applications lacking a MimeType key.
5 Here are the first few.
7 allan gottlieb # update-desktop-database --verbose
8 Search path is now: [/usr/local/share/applications, /usr/share/applications]
9 Could not create cache file in directory '/usr/local/share/applications':
10 Error opening directory '/usr/local/share/applications': No such file or directory
11 File '/usr/share/applications/gksu.desktop' lacks MimeType key
12 File '/usr/share/applications/yelp.desktop' lacks MimeType key
13 File '/usr/share/applications/reclevel.desktop' lacks MimeType key
14 File '/usr/share/applications/meld.desktop' lacks MimeType key
16 I googled but only found msgs where things were failing.
18 Should I be concerned about the lack of MimeType keys and if so what
19 should I do about it.
21 thanks,
22 allan


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Re: [gentoo-user] update-desktop-database gives ... lacks MimeType Roy Wright <roy@××××××.org>