mailcap - Helper application and MIME type associations for file types

Distribution: Mageia 6.0
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: mailcap
Package version: 2.1.48
Package release: 1.mga6
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 63.21 KB
Download size: 26.92 KB
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The mailcap file is used by the metamail program. Metamail reads the mailcap file to determine how it should display non-text or multimedia material. Basically, mailcap associates a particular type of file with a particular program that a mail agent or other program can call in order to handle the file. Mailcap should be installed to allow certain programs to be able to handle non-text files. Also included in this package is the mime.types file which contains a list of MIME types and their filename "extension" associations, used by several applications e.g. to determine MIME types for filenames.



  • config(mailcap) == 2.1.48-1.mga6
  • mailcap == 2.1.48-1.mga6


    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install mailcap rpm package:
      # urpmi mailcap


    • /etc/mailcap
    • /etc/mime.types
    • /usr/share/man/man4/mailcap.4.xz


    2017-05-16 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.1.48-1.mga6 + Revision: 1102033 - 2.1.48

    2016-11-11 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.1.47-1.mga6 + Revision: 1066558 - 2.1.47 - update URLs

    2016-08-11 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.1.46-1.mga6 + Revision: 1045517 - 2.1.46

    2016-01-01 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.1.45-1.mga6 + Revision: 917555 - 2.1.45

    2014-10-16 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.1.43-1.mga5 + Revision: 757849 - 2.1.43 + umeabot <umeabot> - Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild

    2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.1.42-2.mga5 + Revision: 682134 - Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild

    2014-08-24 - doktor5000 <doktor5000> 2.1.42-1.mga5 + Revision: 667202 - sync with Fedora o use mime.types from Fedora o uses xdg-open for image/* and audio/* o xdg-open should not be used generally due to internal security issues - - o merged our modifications in mailcap-2.1.42-mga-mailcap-modifications.patch o drop mailcap-2.0.4-java-web-start.patch - now contained in mime.types o drop mailcap-2.0.4-ooffice.patch - now contained in mime.types o kill mailcap.vga o drop mailcap-2.0.4-mailcap.vga.patch - change license to Public Domain and MIT - extended Description about mime.types