shared-mime-info-2.1

Introduction to Shared Mime Info

The Shared Mime Info package contains a MIME database. This allows central updates of MIME information for all supporting applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

Shared Mime Info Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.68.2, itstool-2.0.6, libxml2-2.9.10, and xmlto-0.0.28

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/shared-mime-info

Installation of Shared Mime Info

Install Shared Mime Info by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dupdate-mimedb=true .. &&
ninja

To test the result, issue ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dupdate-mimedb=true: This parameter tells the build system to run update-mime-database during installation. Otherwise, this must be done manually in order to be able to use the MIME database.

Contents

Installed Program: update-mime-database
Installed Library: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/mime

Short Descriptions

update-mime-database

assists in adding MIME data to the database

Last updated on Tue Apr 20 18:52:06 2021