How does it work: What package can open a file?

2013-03-13 Thread Richard Shaw
When you try to open a file for which you have no package installed that handles that file type, there is a GUI that pops up and asks if you want it to search for a package that can handle the file. How exactly does this mechanism work? I'm assuming there is some meta-data in the RPM package that

Re: How does it work: What package can open a file?

2013-03-13 Thread Tom Hughes
On 13/03/13 14:40, Richard Shaw wrote: When you try to open a file for which you have no package installed that handles that file type, there is a GUI that pops up and asks if you want it to search for a package that can handle the file. How exactly does this mechanism work? I'm assuming there