[PC-BSD Dev] Gnome 3 mimetypes possible fix for PBI's

Joe Maloney jmaloney at pcbsd.org
Fri Feb 28 10:37:49 PST 2014


Maybe xdg-mime is the answer.  I wonder why and how packages/ports update
/usr/local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache without any interaction.  I
will have to look into that as well to see what I can find out.

Joe Maloney


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>
> So, the pbi system does try to register mime-types automatically. It uses
> the "xdg-mime" command to register file-types and such, along with xdg-menu
> and others for icons. I'm wondering if perhaps the fix is to update
> xdg-mime/xdg-menu/xdg-desktop to work with however gnome3 wants its mime
> data? Maybe we should check upsteam, perhaps they have been updated already?
>
>
>
> On 02/25/2014 12:44, Joe Maloney wrote:
>
>   Guys.  I think I may have came up with a better solution.  I was
> looking at how packages behave regarding mimeinfo and packages write to
> /usr/local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache each time a package is
> installed.  That's why packages show up in system-settings,details,default
> applications in Gnome3.  I've noticed this file is much emptier with
> fluxbox installed but it does exist with things like gimp set out of box.
> As far as I can tell this file is generated by those installed packages and
> not pc-extractoverlay?
>
>  So after installing Gnome3 I updated this file after determining what the
> format should be from a pkg with the information for the firefox pbi.
>
> http://pastebin.com/e0az1pmL
>
>  Would it perhaps be better to have PBI's such as firefox, firefox-esr,
> chromium, thunderbird, libreoffice*, openoffice* update mimeinfo.cache the
> same way as packages when PBI's are installed?  This should also fix things
> like libreoffice missing from Gnome's open with dialog.
>
>  The only side effect I think a user might see from this is that if
> firefox is installed from pbi & pkg you might have 2 firefox options unless
> the PBI title is renamed to FireFox PBI or something like that.  I suppose
> I can still generate a mimeinfo.cache, or mimeapps.list file.  I just
> thought this might be a cleaner way to do it per app instead going
> forward.  Any thoughts?
>
> Joe Maloney
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>>   On 02/24/2014 13:39, Joe Maloney wrote:
>>
>>  I've noticed this behavior for a long time with PBI's and Gnome 3.
>>  Basically PBI's can't be set as default unless they are added to
>> mimeapps.list.  Which appears to be something that only Gnome based
>> desktops might use from what I can tell?  Here is an example file where I
>> have added several PBI's into the file.  I could modify this file under
>> /usr/local/share/applications (globally) or my home directory
>> .local/share/applications.
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/pkgdemon/freebsd-pkgdemon/blob/master/examples/gnome-mime-types/mimeapps.list-sample
>>
>>  You will see in this file I've added mime types for things like the web
>> browser, which I had installed at the time via a PBI in an older version of
>> PCBSD.  I'm wondering if it might not be a bad idea to create like a
>> template /usr/local/share/applications/mimeapps.list that get's added with
>> pc-extractoverlay that just has all of the common browsers, mail clients,
>> etc.  This way a user could go into system-settings details within gnome
>> and select a default browser and so on just like they could with a package.
>>  I'm not entirely sure this will work yet or if I can add more than one
>> entry per type in mimeapps.list.  I wanted to see if you guys might have
>> any knowledge of it first and see what your thoughts were or if anyone
>> might know of another way to solve this?
>>
>>  Joe Maloney
>>
>>
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>> I've had to do this in the past, so if GNOME requires it then it
>> shouldn't be to much of a problem to do it again. Feel free to commit a fix
>> to the pc-extractoverlay/ports-overlay directory with a sane list of
>> "defaults" in /usr/local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. We can then test
>> it in the Edge package set for a while, make sure it doesn't break any
>> other DE's.
>>
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