GNOME MIME Data-2.4.2

Introduction to GNOME MIME Data

The GNOME MIME Data package contains the base set of file types and applications for GNOME-2.

Package Information

GNOME MIME Data Dependencies



Installation of GNOME MIME Data



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install GNOME MIME Data by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 -D man/gnome-vfs-mime.5 \

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/application-registry and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/mime-info

Short Descriptions


contains the application mime database.


contains the mime description database.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600