Proposal for a MIME mapping spec

Keith Packard keithp at
Thu Jul 8 19:36:21 EEST 2004

Around 12 o'clock on Jul 8, Mike Hearn wrote:

> It also requires the cache file to be world writeable, or to be using
> suid root binaries, or to move the cache file to somewhere less obvious
> where admins may not see it, or to depend on SELinux so every app can
> regenerate it.

Did you look at how fontconfig handles this?  The global cache is written
by the separate cache update program.  Only errors and omissions in that
cache are written to a per-user cache file.  That way the per-user cache
file is generally small, and the time to generate it is proportional to the
changes, not the size of the whole database.


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