mailcap - Helper application and MIME type associations for file types

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 6.1
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mailcap-2.1.48-1.mga6.noarch.rpm 2.1.48 noarch Mageia Core
mailcap - - -


Name Value
config(mailcap) == 2.1.48-1.mga6


Name Value
config(mailcap) == 2.1.48-1.mga6
mailcap == 2.1.48-1.mga6


Type URL
Binary Package mailcap-2.1.48-1.mga6.noarch.rpm
Source Package mailcap-2.1.48-1.mga6.src.rpm

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




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

See Also

Package Description
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maildrop-2.8.3-2.mga6.i586.rpm Maildrop mail filter/mail delivery agent
maildrop-devel-2.8.3-2.mga6.i586.rpm Development tools for handling E-mail messages
mailimporter-16.12.3-1.mga6.i586.rpm Mail importer library
mailman-2.1.23-2.mga6.i586.rpm The GNU Mailing List Management System
make-4.1-5.mga6.i586.rpm A GNU tool which simplifies the build process for users
makedepend-1.0.5-5.mga6.i586.rpm Create dependencies in makefiles
makedev-4.4-21.mga6.noarch.rpm A program used for creating the device files in /dev
makepasswd-0.5.1-7.mga6.i586.rpm Random password and cypher generator
malaga-7.12-15.mga6.i586.rpm A grammar development environment for natural languages
maliit-framework-0.94.2-11.mga6.i586.rpm Input method framework
maliit-framework-devel-0.94.2-11.mga6.i586.rpm Development files
maliit-framework-docs-0.94.2-11.mga6.noarch.rpm Documentation files for maliit-framework
maliit-framework-examples-0.94.2-11.mga6.i586.rpm Tests and examples for maliit-framework
maliit-framework-gtk2-0.94.2-11.mga6.i586.rpm Development package for maliit-framework