bin/67236: file(1) does a poor job of recognizing Makefiles
edwin at mavetju.org
Thu May 27 21:41:08 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/67236; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Edwin Groothuis <edwin at mavetju.org>
To: David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org>
Cc: FreeBSD Gnats Submit <freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org>
Subject: Re: bin/67236: file(1) does a poor job of recognizing Makefiles
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:29:48 +1000
On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 09:10:26PM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> 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.
A good reason might be that 4.0.9 properly interprets the ELF
information in the 5.x executables. Try "file /bin/sh" on a -current
machine and see which version of FreeBSD it thinks it is. Also see
bin/63830 for a patch against file 3.x.
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