The following reply was made to PR bin/35943; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Giles Lean <giles.lean@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: gnats-admin@xxxxxxxxxx, netbsd-bugs@xxxxxxxxxx,
Subject: Re: bin/35943 (file(1) reports regular binaries as X11/NeWS bitmap
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:46:40 +1000
> Synopsis: file(1) reports regular binaries as X11/NeWS bitmap fonts
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By: christos@xxxxxxxxxx
> State-Changed-When: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 23:17:29 -0400
> submitter verified that it is fixed
Thanks ... unfortunately, while I *thought* this was fixed, I must have
botched my testing. After a new build with ~July 29th sources and
installation the problem is still present:
$ file /usr/bin/file /usr/share/misc/magic /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc
/usr/bin/file: Symbian installation file, for NetBSD 4.0,
dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
/usr/share/misc/magic: magic text file for file(1) cmd
/usr/share/misc/magic.mgc: Infocom game data (Z-machine 241, Release
# mv /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc-bigendian
# file -C -m /usr/share/misc/magic
$ file /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc*
/usr/share/misc/magic.mgc: magic binary file for file(1) cmd
(version 4) (little endian)
/usr/share/misc/magic.mgc-bigendian: magic binary file for file(1) cmd
(version 4) (big endian)
The 'mv' and 'file -C' are an easy workaround, at least.
Host and target platforms the same as when the PR was filed.
Can the PR be placed back in 'open' state, please?