It would appear that on Mar 31, /dev/rob0 did say:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 05:13:08PM -0700, Daniel González Gasull
> > The problem is that from time to time /etc/mailcap seems to be
> > overwritten. Maybe after updates.
> Your OS package manager is probably the culprit. mc(1) is most
> certainly not responsible for that. This is the mc list.
> > Is there any way to prevent /etc/mailcap from being overwritten
> > so I can use the same programs in mc and GNOME?
> Maybe. Check your OS/distribution documentation and ask in a place
> which supports it.
Alternatively, if your OS package manager can't easily be configured to
leave /etc/mailcap alone, you could try a root script kludge...
find where your OS allows for local initialization commands (possibly
in /etc.rc.local) Make a backup copy of your good mailcap, put it
someplace safe like maybe /root/mailcapBU. Then edit the /etc/rc.local
(or equivalent) insert the command:
cp /root/mailcapBU /etc/mailcap
This should then refresh your version of mailcap every time you boot.
So that it won't matter much if the package manager overwrites
/etc/mailcap, YOUR version will be back the next time you reboot.
But DO check your distro's docs & forums to see if there is a more
elegant solution. Cause the above is a very crude kludge that will
haunt you if you ever modify your /etc/mailcap and forget to update
the /root/mailcapBU copy...
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