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Re: Attention: /usr/share/file/magic{,.mime} removal



In article <481C5FE1.2010704@debian.org> you wrote:
> where as *.mgc are the binary files which are used by file/libmagic, and
> the others are the conlgomerated source files *for informational
> purposes only*. The sources have never been used by file for anything,
> and nobody shall do this either[0].

So how can a sysadmin add rules?

> However, as of file version 4.24, the format of the sources has changed
> in order to compile the mime files from the magics automatically[1].
> This means, that if you are using the magic or magic.mime files
> directly, your package will break anyway.

So it looks to me that file is recreating the (cached) binary versions from
the "information purpose only" source files, right?

Gruss
Bernd


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