[AG-TECH] Shared Applications (Browser, Presentation) in Linux

Ti Leggett leggett at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jul 24 15:16:46 CDT 2003

The venue client looks to a mailcap file to associate a mime type with
an executable. Under windows the default syste, location of that file is

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AccessGrid\mailcap

Under linux, the file *should* be /etc/AccessGrid/mailcap (which is
where MailcapSetup.py writes the information), however, because the
python module we use under linux to parse the mailcap looks in
/etc/mailcap by default, it actually gets read from /etc/mailcap. 

What I suggest for testing purposes is use MailcapSetup.py to generate
the mailcap file in /etc/AccessGrid/mailcap and then:

cat /etc/AccessGrid/mailcap >> /etc/mailcap

so for the time being it gets parsed right. This should be addressed in
later versions which is why I suggest sticking with MailcapSetup.py.

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 15:04, Jason Hill wrote:
> Greetings all
> I have a question about the implementation of the Shared Browser and 
> Presentations. I have read up on the mailcap setup for Windows and have 
> the command configured to add those applications to the mime-type list. 
> I have a working PIG and Node with Debian and have installed crossover 
> office on both of those machines. Crossover Office used wine to start 
> Microsoft applications and I also have this configured correctly.
> My question is where can I specify the path of the executables so that 
> the Venue client knows to look for those Wine applications? I can't seem 
> to find anything in the SharedBrowser.py code that leads me to an 
> application pointer of any sort. Am I barking up the wrong tree and need 
> to do something different with the mime setup?
> Thanks,
> -Jason
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Jason Hill
> jahill at scl.ameslab.gov
> Scalable Computing Lab, Ames Laboratory
> 310 Wilhelm Hall
> Ames, IA 50010
> ---------------------------------------------------

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