Bug 185446 - Mis-identifies ASCII as MSX game cartridge dump
Summary: Mis-identifies ASCII as MSX game cartridge dump
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vokal
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 187539
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-14 21:16 UTC by Karl O. Pinc
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-03 19:28:47 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0389 normal SHIPPED_LIVE file bug fix update 2006-07-19 19:03:00 UTC

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):

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 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.


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