amavis[12345]: (12345-02) (!)file utility failed: exit 1

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Tue Mar 4 13:04:22 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Michael Grimm
<trashcan at> wrote:
> Hi --
> I'd like to come back on an issue reported last October (see thread ending in
> amavisd-new requires sysutils/file which throws an error like ...
> | test> /usr/local/bin/file ascii.txt
> | ascii.txt: ERROR: line 163: regex error 17, (illegal byte sequence)
> ... whereas the system file utility acts as expected:
> | test> /usr/bin/file ascii.txt
> | ascii.txt: ASCII text
> I did notice it for the first time with file-5.15. Today I did upgrade to file-5.17, and I do still see that error.
> According the message obove (see link) that bug should have been fixed already, correct or am I mistaken?
I checked the Magdir/windows file and the bug is still there.  You
will need to apply the patch that is in PR 183257 to get rid of the

Could someone commit this patch to the sysutils/file port.



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