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Bug 185446 - Mis-identifies ASCII as MSX game cartridge dump
Mis-identifies ASCII as MSX game cartridge dump
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 187539
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Reported: 2006-03-14 16:16 EST by kop
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0389
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-05-03 15:28:47 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0389 normal SHIPPED_LIVE file bug fix update 2006-07-19 15:03:00 EDT

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Description kop 2006-03-14 16:16:03 EST
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo AB | file -s -
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 15:28:47 EDT
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.


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