Bug 162356 - file utility returns useless results on executables and shared libs.
file utility returns useless results on executables and shared libs.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-07-03 00:00 EDT by Jonathan Ryshpan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-05 03:56:06 EDT
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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):
file-4.13-4


How reproducible:
Always

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? 

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