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-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Shared Mime Info Dependencies


GLib-2.36.4, Intltool-0.50.2, and libxml2-2.9.1

User Notes:

Installation of Shared Mime Info

Install Shared Mime Info by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: update-mime-database
Installed Directory: /usr/share/mime

Short Descriptions


assists in adding MIME data to the database.

Last updated on 2013-08-20 15:41:29 -0700