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Bug 86268 - File package is not large-file capable
Summary: File package is not large-file capable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-18 16:36 UTC by Mike Gahagan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-18 21:31:22 UTC
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Description Mike Gahagan 2003-03-18 16:36:31 UTC
Description of problem:

/usr/bin/file is not capable of handling large files.

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (version 2.1)
file: 3.35-2 

(everything install with Q1 errata)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce: /usr/bin/file on a file > 2GB
Actual results:

Can't stat 'filename' (Value too large for defined data type.)

Expected results:

Type of the file should be returned.

Additional info:

Works in 7.3 file version 3.37

Comment 1 Mike McLean 2003-03-18 21:31:22 UTC
Works in file-3.39-8.7x

Repeat after me...   :-)
  "I will up2date before I file a bug"
  "I will up2date before I file a bug"

.live.[root@i386-21as root]# stat huge
  File: "huge"
  Size: 4294967296      Blocks: 8396808    IO Block: -4612040817085771776
Regular FileDevice: 822h/2082d      Inode: 1081021     Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: Tue Mar 18 16:11:09 2003
Modify: Tue Mar 18 16:10:38 2003
Change: Tue Mar 18 16:10:38 2003
.live.[root@i386-21as root]# file huge
huge: data

Comment 2 Mike Gahagan 2003-03-18 23:20:17 UTC
oops :)

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