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"If you run xdg-open without a desktop environment, you should also install perl-file-mimeinfo". I tried bash -x xdg-open ... without a desktop environment (just xmonad) and noticed it uses xdg-mime regardless of whether perl-file-mimeinfo is installed. Is perl-file-mimeinfo still necessary? -- Limyreth (talk) 15:49, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

I don't think it has ever been necessary, it is just an optional dependency of xdg-utils. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:42, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Wording changed in Default_applications#xdg-open. Closing. --Indigo (talk) 04:21, 31 May 2016 (UTC)