[PC-BSD Dev] Gnome 3 mimetypes possible fix for PBI's
jmaloney at pcbsd.org
Fri Feb 28 14:04:56 PST 2014
Ok. I think I found the answer. For gnome desktops ports can use
something like USES=desktop-file-utils is used for example in Mk/
bsd.gecko.mk. Koop Mast pointed me to that one which tells the Firefox
port to update mimeinfo. However at the bottom of that file a command is
ran called update-mime-database. That commands scans the .desktop files
share/applications for mimetypes and builds the mimeinfo.cache database.
So for example the firefox port creates a .desktop file that contains the
>From what I can tell so far the FireFox PBI's don't yet have this
mimeinfo. So I think just adding this type of info to for example a
firefox pbi and adding a post install script to run the command
update-mime-database would rebuild the cache and do the trick if run as the
user. However I'm not sure as PBI's install .desktop files in
.local/share/applications ran that /usr/share/applications if this would
work for sure but I would think it would. I can grab some of your modules
and do some testing next week and see what happens.
On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Dev mailing listDev at lists.pcbsd.orghttp://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
>>> 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.
>>> Kris Moore
>>> PC-BSD Software
>>> Dev mailing list
>>> Dev at lists.pcbsd.org
>> Dev mailing listDev at lists.pcbsd.orghttp://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
>> Dev mailing list
>> Dev at lists.pcbsd.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Dev