mailcap - Associates helper applications with particular file types

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic noarch
Package name mailcap
Package version 2.1.48
Package release alt1
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 70.31 KB
Download size 70.31 KB
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The mailcap file is used by the metamail program.  Metamail reads the
mailcap file to determine how it should display non-text or multimedia
material.  Basically, mailcap associates a particular type of file
with a particular program that a mail agent or other program can call
in order to handle the file.
Mailcap should be installed to allow certain programs to be able to
handle non-text files.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mailcap - - -


Name Value
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
mailcap = 2.1.48-alt1


Type URL
Binary Package mailcap-2.1.48-alt1.noarch.rpm
Source Package mailcap-2.1.48-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install mailcap rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install mailcap




2017-05-29 - Michael Shigorin <> 2.1.48-alt1
- 2.1.48 (sync with F27)
2016-08-15 - Michael Shigorin <> 2.1.46-alt1
- 2.1.46 (sync with F26) (closes: #32375)
- License: s/Public Domain/& and MIT/ according to fedora spec
- updated patch (basically dropped mailcap bits, just mime.types)
- added %check section
2011-04-22 - Michael Shigorin <> 2.1.23-alt2
- added text/x-patch to /etc/mime.types (closes: #25498)
2006-12-13 - Michael Shigorin <> 2.1.23-alt1
- 2.1.23 (sync with FC6)
- License: s/GPL/Public domain/ according to FC spec
- spec cleanup
- fix macro use in ancient RH changelog

See Also

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mailfromd-doc-8.7-alt1.noarch.rpm Documentation for mailfromd
mailfromd-locales-8.7-alt1.noarch.rpm National Language files for mailfromd
mailfromd-mfl-8.7-alt1.noarch.rpm GNU Emacs MFL extention for mailfromd
mailman-apache2-2.1.29-alt1.noarch.rpm Mailman configuration for Apache2
mailman-docs-2.1.29-alt1.noarch.rpm Mailing list manager with built in web access
mailman-nginx-2.1.29-alt1.noarch.rpm Mailman configuration for nginx
mailutils-doc-3.5-alt2.noarch.rpm GNU Mailutils: documentation
mailutils-locales-3.5-alt2.noarch.rpm National Language files for mailutils
maintenance-utils-1.6-alt1.noarch.rpm Utilities for package maintenance
make-figure-1.1-alt2.noarch.rpm Prepare a figure for document layout
make-figure-plot-1.1-alt2.noarch.rpm A plot figure source handling for make-figure tool
make-freedos-floppy-1.1-alt1.noarch.rpm Create bootable FreeDOS floppy image from scratch
make-initrd-colaboot-0.5-alt2.noarch.rpm CoLaBoot feature for make-initrd