[OE-core] [PATCH][v2 00/10] Make MIME work on desktops

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Sat Jan 18 08:40:04 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2020-01-17 at 22:28 +0100, Andreas Müller wrote:
> On fresh images file-browsers do not know how to open files and
> usually open a
> dialog with ALL applications available on the machine. This is not
> what users
> are used to when working with linux: For just one application
> installed per
> Mime-Type, the application is opened automatically.
> To get a working MIME on desktop it needs two 'databases' on target:
> 1. Mime-Types: This is handled by mime.bbclass and creates database
> in
>    /usr/share/mime/mime.cache.
> 2. Mime associations: A simple text-list of pairs Mime-Type <->
> application
>    in /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
> This patch series updates/implements/enhances both parts to get
> images work as
> expected.
> @Khem: This series creates many QA warnings for layers in meta-
> openembedded and
> a patch series fixing many was prepared [1]. Once this series get's
> applied (or
> you ask for it) I can send them out.
> [1] 
> https://github.com/schnitzeltony/meta-openembedded/tree/work-2020-01
> V1 -> V2:
> * Shelve global path export thingy
> * Add me as maintainer of itstool (let's consider 'ü' in my name as
> test case :)
> * Change "to to" to "to" in commit message
> * Build shared-mime-info from git to allow automated upgrades
> * mime-xdg.bbclass: Be prepared for packages as libreoffice: Desktop
> files
>   installed are absolut symlinks broken for us. In case other
> projects do same: 
>   Offer asolution and guide recipe writers how to handle by
> generating warnings
>   with instructions how to handle.

Thanks, this looks good to me. It did generate a warning on master-next 
builds in many places:

WARNING: libfm-1.3.1-r0 do_package_qa: QA Issue: package contains desktop file with key 'MimeType' but does not inhert mime-xdg: libfm-gtk path '/work/armv7vet2hf-neon-oe-linux-gnueabi/libfm/1.3.1-r0/packages-split/libfm-gtk/usr/share/applications/lxshortcut.desktop' [mime-xdg]
WARNING: libfm-1.3.1-r0 do_package_qa: QA Issue: package contains mime types but does not inhert mime: libfm-mime path '/work/armv7vet2hf-neon-oe-linux-gnueabi/libfm/1.3.1-r0/packages-split/libfm-mime/usr/share/mime/packages/libfm.xml' [mime]

It also generated:


which partly is the python2 removal that was in with the test and
partly this series since itstool is GPLv3 :(.

I have to admit I'm not sure how reasonable it is to keep hacking the
gplv2 layer to work...



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