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Bug 178513

Summary: sys-apps/file-4.20-r1 recognizes .doc files as "Microsoft Installer"
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Khayyam <cselkirk>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Khayyam 2007-05-14 14:38:00 UTC
file now incorrectly recognizes Microsoft doc files as "Microsoft Installer". It currently breaks (which would hand the former off to antiword) as there is no file handler for "Microsoft Installer".


file $HOME/my.doc: 
/home/myuser/my.doc: Microsoft Installer

a find/exec on all the doc files currently in my $HOME show each doc file as an Installer.

I can reproduce this on Debian and so this is an upstream issue (relating to files "magic")
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2009-02-14 02:04:40 UTC
please post a sample file as an attachment so we can reproduce
Comment 2 Khayyam 2009-02-18 13:26:34 UTC
I reported this upstream and it has since been fixed (the bug is from 2007).