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-7.10 platform.

Package Information

Shared Mime Info Dependencies


GLib-2.48.2 and libxml2-2.9.4

User Notes:

Installation of Shared Mime Info



If your processor is not a very recent Intel, you may need to use make -j1 for this package.

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 2016-08-27 10:19:11 -0700