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Bug 178513 - sys-apps/file-4.20-r1 recognizes .doc files as "Microsoft Installer"
Summary: sys-apps/file-4.20-r1 recognizes .doc files as "Microsoft Installer"
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-14 14:38 UTC by Khayyam
Modified: 2009-02-18 13:26 UTC (History)
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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).