file doesn't recognise all "Linux make config build file[s]"

Bug #1058191 reported by Ken Sharp on 2012-09-28
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Bug Description

$ file /boot/config*
/boot/config-2.6.38-16-generic: Linux make config build file
/boot/config-2.6.38-8-generic: Linux make config build file
/boot/config-3.2.0-30-generic: ASCII text
/boot/config-3.2.0-31-generic: ASCII text

$ file -i /boot/config*
/boot/config-2.6.38-16-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
/boot/config-2.6.38-8-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
/boot/config-3.2.0-30-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
/boot/config-3.2.0-31-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

The files are practically identical.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: file 5.09-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 28 17:04:17 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: file
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Then again looking at

28 string make\ config Linux make config build file

it looks like these files might be incorrectly recognised as make config files.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Doesn't recognise any of the newer config files.

$ file --version ; file *
magic file from /etc/magic:/usr/share/misc/magic
abi-3.8.0-29-generic: ASCII text
abi-3.8.0-32-generic: ASCII text
abi-3.8.0-33-generic: ASCII text
config-3.8.0-29-generic: ASCII text
config-3.8.0-32-generic: ASCII text
config-3.8.0-33-generic: ASCII text

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

I see what the issue is now, will submit a patch upstream later.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :
Changed in file (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Ken Sharp (kennybobs)
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) on 2013-11-25
tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) on 2014-01-21
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch-forwarded-upstream
Changed in file (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ken Sharp (kennybobs) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

This should appear in File 5.18 (Utopic). I don't have the options to set this in Launchpad.

Changed in file (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
tags: added: i386 trusty
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

$ file -i /boot/config*
/boot/config-4.10.0-38-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
/boot/config-4.4.0-98-generic: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Format changed again in Xenial.

tags: added: xenial
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Looking good again in Xenial:

/boot/config-4.13.0-38-generic: Linux make config build file, ASCII text
/boot/config-4.15.0-13-generic: Linux make config build file, ASCII text

But they are newer kernels. I don't have 4.4/10 to check again.

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