Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109280
file command fails on large files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a file larger than 2 GB.
2. Execute "file <filename>"
Actual Results: <filename>: can't stat <filename>(Value too large
for defined data type).
Expected Results: the type of the file
This is a duplicate of bug #27199, reported on different releases.
That bug was closed (I don't know why - I couldn't see that it was
The bug does not exist in RHAS v3.
file-4.06-1 (at least) in rawhide is compiled with
large file support.
AFAIK, there are no plans to backport large file support
to AS2.1, hence WONTFIX.