Bug 162356 - file utility returns useless results on executables and shared libs.
file utility returns useless results on executables and shared libs.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Mike McLean
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2005-07-03 00:00 EDT by Jonathan Ryshpan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-05 03:56:06 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Jonathan Ryshpan 2005-07-03 00:00:25 EDT
Description of problem:
The file utility returns useless results when applied to executables and shared
libs (and possibly other cases)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ file /usr/lib*/libssl3.so
(for example)
Actual results:
(From an FC4 system)
/usr/lib/libssl3.so:   data, stripped
/usr/lib64/libssl3.so: data, stripped

Expected results:
(From an FC3 system)
/usr/lib/libssl3.so:   ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1
(SYSV), stripped
/usr/lib64/libssl3.so: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, AMD x86-64, version 1
(SYSV), stripped

Additional info:
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2005-07-04 02:11:03 EDT
I didn't manage to reproduce this bug on my FC4 system. All my .so files were
corectly recognized as ELF objects. Do you see this problem also with another
lib files or it only appears with libssl3? 

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.