PostScript file misclassified as PalmOS application

Bug #697259 reported by Peter Selinger on 2011-01-04
This bug affects 2 people
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file (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: file

The attached file is mistakenly classified as a "PalmOS application". This is apparently due to the string "appl" appearing at file position 60.

Proposed solution: give higher priority to the PostScript %! header test, which is more fool proof than the PalmOS test. Changing the order of the tests should solve the problem.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: file 5.03-5ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-26.48-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-26-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 4 11:24:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: file

Peter Selinger (selinger) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in file (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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