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NOTE: This Draft would be for fedora 21 and newer (and possibly anywhere we could patch shared-mime-info package to accept the new -n option). Anything else (like EPEL) would likely need to keep the old guideline.


Use this when a package drops an XML file in %{_datadir}/mime/packages.

touch --no-create %{_datadir}/mime/packages ||:

if [ $1 -eq 0 ] ; then
  touch --no-create %{_datadir}/mime/packages ||:
  /usr/bin/update-mime-database -n  %{_datadir}/mime &> /dev/null || :

/usr/bin/update-mime-database -n %{_datadir}/mime &> /dev/null || :

Note that similarly to the gtk-update-icon-cache code, these scriptlets should be run only if the user has update-mime-info installed and without a specific Requires: shared-mime-info. If shared-mime-info is not installed, update-mime-database won't be run when this package is installed. This does not matter because it will be run when the shared-mime-info package is installed.