Missing mime-info database for use with File::MimeInfo
A requirement I have on a current project means that I need to determine the mime type of a file I load from disk.
One way to do this is to use the File::MimeInfo::Magic CPAN module like this:
use File::MimeInfo::Magic; my $mime_type = mimetype($path_to_file);
However, on OS X, an error was raised:
WARNING: You don’t seem to have a mime-info database. The
shared-mime-info package is available from http://freedesktop.org/ .
The easiest way to solve this is via Homebrew:
$ brew install shared-mime-info $ update-mime-database /usr/local/share/mime