Re: Abiword executable name

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra (
Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 06:53:35 EDT

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    On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 11:42, Håvard Wigtil wrote:
    > On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 12:00, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
    > > On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 09:08, Håvard Wigtil wrote:
    > > > I'm trying clean up the mime types for Abiword in Gnome.
    > > That would be text/abiword IIRC.
    > Gnome (and KDE, IIRC) currently uses application/x-abiword. In the past
    > when I've downloaded attachments from the list archives they've been
    > application/abiword.
    > Part of the cleanup I'm doing is removing the remains of text/abiword,
    > but I could put it back if there is strong consensus on text/abiword,
    > and consensus on a separate type (aplication/x-abiword-compressed?) for
    > .zabw files.

    hmms, then its probable that I recalled incorrectly :)
    text/x-abiword(-compressed)? is better.

    > > > One problem is that there is some confusion on what the executable name
    > > > should be. IIRC, in older releases there used to be in /usr/bin an
    > > > "AbiWord" link to the executable, where as recent releases only ship
    > > > with an "abiword" link. (And the link is not part of the files listed in
    > > > the RPM, which is IMHO bad.)
    > > The link is there, just try to do: rpm -q abiword --scripts
    > > Besides, a user that would be confused with that, probably doesn't even
    > > know how to do rpm -ivh file.rpm.
    > But you can't do "rpm -qf /usr/bin/abiword" if you're confused, or do
    > "rpm -V abiword" to discover that the link is gone.
    > Imagine that grandma somehow manages to delete /usr/bin/abiword, if the
    > link is part of the installed files tools such as Red Carpet will be
    > able to tell her that she has a damaged package and fix it for her.

    good points.
    I will see to that, however it won't be ready for 1.0's abiword.spec.
    However, at least both Ximian and RedHat use their own specs.

    Hugs, rms

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