Filter rules in local.convs do not replace entries in mime.convs in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Cups seems to ignore lines in local.convs when an existing line in mime.convs matches.
  • The local configuration in local.convs is appended to the mime.convs and if you have duplicate "first parameter" entries in both local.convs and mime.convs that the local.convs entries are not found as first-to-match search is used.
  • The only way I can successfully get the line changes:
    text/plain            application/postscript  33  texttops
    text/html             application/postscript  33  texttops

    to work in local.convs is to comment out the line in mime.convs:

    # text/plain            application/postscript  33  texttopaps
    # text/html             application/postscript  33  texttopaps

    Their goal again is to not modify mime.convs at all and to only make the changes to local.convs.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5

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