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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] How to associate an extention with an executable via package?
  • From: Susanne Oberhauser <froh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:31:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <s2ir60oej3s.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Richard Bos <rbos@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:


I have a package that provides an executable (/usr/bin/ib) for data files
the extension .ibv. How can I associate the executable /usr/bin/ib with the
extension (.ibv) via package? Should I install a mimetype file in the
directory /usr/share/mime? If yes, what should the file contain? If I look
at e.g. /usr/share/mime/application/x-zoo.xml it does not really seem to
an extension with an executable.

have a look at

linux/unix file types are determined by file content matching (called
'magic') or alternatively file extension matching (called 'glob'). The
content match is preferrable as it's more robust to user errors.

After you've set up the file below /usr/share/mime/packages/, you run
/usr/bin/update-mime-database, from %post...



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