bin/67236: file(1) does a poor job of recognizing Makefiles
obrien at freebsd.org
Thu May 27 21:11:43 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/67236; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "David O'Brien" <obrien at freebsd.org>
To: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at monkeys.com>
Cc: FreeBSD Gnats Submit <freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org>
Subject: Re: bin/67236: file(1) does a poor job of recognizing Makefiles
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 21:05:22 -0700
On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 04:51:51PM -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> Edwin Groothuis says that I should ask you why the latest version of
> the file(1) command (4.09) is not presently imported into the FreeBSD
> base system. (See below.)
Version 4.x is built in a rather different way than 3.x. Given the PITA
in the 3.x->4.y change, I haven't seen a good reason to do it yet.
That said, there may soon be a good reason to have libmagic, so I'll have
to do it sometime.
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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