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0002741ardourbugspublic2024-02-22 15:26
Reporternettings Assigned Tox42  
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
Platformcore2duo, openSUSE 11.1OSLinuxOS Version2.6.29.5-rt21
Product VersionSVN/2.0-ongoing 
Summary0002741: installation fails: update-mime-database does not work if directory does not exist
Descriptionprefix is /usr/local
when you run "sudo scons install", you get this error message:

scons: Building targets ...
update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime
update-mime-database: I don't have write permission on /usr/local/share/mime.
Try rerunning me as root.

the actual reason is that /usr/local/share/mime does not exist. a workaround is to symlink it to /usr/share/mime, but ardour should detect this. plus an error here should not abort the actual installation of the ardour2 binary.

should be a blocker for 2.8.1 imho.
Steps To Reproducesudo scons install
(where PREFIX=/usr/local and your distro does not have /usr/local/share/mime)
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2009-06-20 14:59

manager   ~0006141

should have noted that you need to enable FREEDESKTOP=1 to trigger this issue


2011-06-11 16:57

administrator   ~0010845

i'm more likely to just disable the FREEDESKTOP option, to be honest. we handle this very differently in 3.0, and for 2.X, integration with the desktop is best left for distros.


2024-02-20 19:35

reporter   ~0028530

Are you able to reproduce this error still?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-06-20 14:38 nettings New Issue
2009-06-20 14:59 nettings Note Added: 0006141
2010-04-24 10:28 cth103 Category bugs => bugs2
2010-04-24 10:31 cth103 Category bugs2 => bugs
2011-06-11 16:57 paul Note Added: 0010845
2024-02-20 19:35 lmat Note Added: 0028530
2024-02-22 15:26 x42 Assigned To => x42
2024-02-22 15:26 x42 Status new => resolved
2024-02-22 15:26 x42 Resolution open => no change required