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-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Shared Mime Info Dependencies


GLib-2.46.2 and libxml2-2.9.3

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 Library: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/mime

Short Descriptions


assists in adding MIME data to the database.

Last updated on 2015-11-28 10:20:57 -0600