Bug 185446

Summary: Mis-identifies ASCII as MSX game cartridge dump
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Karl O. Pinc <kop>
Component: fileAssignee: Radek Vokál <rvokal>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0389 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Karl O. Pinc 2006-03-14 21:16:03 UTC
Description of problem:

All ASCII files beginning with the 2 letters AB
are identified as MSX game cartrage dumps.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
file-3.39-9.EL3.3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo AB | file -s -
2.
3.
  
Actual results:
standard input:              MSX game cartridge dump

Expected results:
Identification as ASCII text.

Additional info:
Bug in magic(5).  I looked at the latest version of file (4.17) and the problem
is not in the new version.  (The offending magic line is commented out.)

This occasionaly breaks one of our apps and causes problems with our users.

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-03 19:28:47 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0389.html