mailcap - Helper application and MIME type associations for file types

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 6.1
Repository Mageia Core x86_64
Package filename mailcap-2.1.48-1.mga6.noarch.rpm
Package name mailcap
Package version 2.1.48
Package release 1.mga6
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category System/Networking
License Public Domain and MIT
Maintainer -
Download size 26.92 KB
Installed size 63.21 KB
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
mailcommon-16.12.3-1.mga6.x86_64.rpm Support lib for mail apps
maildrop-2.8.3-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm Maildrop mail filter/mail delivery agent
maildrop-devel-2.8.3-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm Development tools for handling E-mail messages
mailimporter-16.12.3-1.mga6.x86_64.rpm Mail importer library
mailman-2.1.23-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm The GNU Mailing List Management System
make-4.1-5.mga6.x86_64.rpm A GNU tool which simplifies the build process for users
makedepend-1.0.5-5.mga6.x86_64.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.x86_64.rpm Random password and cypher generator
malaga-7.12-15.mga6.x86_64.rpm A grammar development environment for natural languages
maliit-framework-0.94.2-11.mga6.x86_64.rpm Input method framework
maliit-framework-devel-0.94.2-11.mga6.x86_64.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.x86_64.rpm Tests and examples for maliit-framework
maliit-framework-gtk2-0.94.2-11.mga6.x86_64.rpm Development package for maliit-framework