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Bug 235110 - Failed to load magic database at '/usr/share/misc/magic'
Summary: Failed to load magic database at '/usr/share/misc/magic'
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: php-pecl-Fileinfo
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brandon Holbrook
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 19:47 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-16 15:44:50 UTC

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Description Robert Scheck 2007-04-03 19:47:07 UTC
Description of problem:
Warning: finfo_open(): Failed to load magic database at '/usr/share/misc/
magic'. in /home/robert/test.php on line 2
Warning: finfo_file(): supplied argument is not a valid file_info resource in /
home/robert/test.php on line 3
Warning: finfo_close(): supplied argument is not a valid file_info resource in /
home/robert/test.php on line 4

The file test.php contains:
$finfo = finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME);
echo finfo_file($finfo, "/bin/cp");

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Everytime, see above.

Actual results:
Not working php-pecl-Fileinfo package.

Expected results:
Working php-pecl-Fileinfo package.

Additional info:
A hackish workaround is "$finfo = finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME, "/usr/share/file/
magic");" instead of "$finfo = finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME);".

Comment 1 Tom Hughes 2007-04-10 10:24:29 UTC
I'm also seeing this - the wierd thing is that /usr/share/misc/magic does exist.
The only difference between it and /usr/share/file/magic is that it is a
symbolic link to the real one.

This appears to be a feature of libmagic - a test program that calls
magic_load() on /usr/share/misc/magic fails with "No such file or directory" as
the error.

So either libmagic (part of file) needs to be fixed, or the php-pecl-Filesize
configure script needs to ignore symbolic links when looking for a magic file to

Comment 2 Brandon Holbrook 2007-04-16 15:44:50 UTC
Fixed in php-pecl-Fileinfo-1.0.4-2.fc[567]

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