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Bug #57859 finfo_file will not return mime-type
Submitted: 2007-10-02 05:19 UTC Modified: -
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: online at patrick-brueckner dot de Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Fileinfo (PECL)
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS: Linux 2.6.20 / Ubuntu 7.04
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-10-02 05:19 UTC] online at patrick-brueckner dot de
The below code does not return a mimetype string but an identify-like output.

Reproduce code:
$oFinfo = finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME);
echo finfo_file($oFinfo,"/home/paddy/Firefox_wallpaper.png");

Expected result:

Actual result:
PNG image data, 400 x 264, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced


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 [2008-01-23 10:24 UTC] php at kingsquare dot nl
A possible answer to this bug lies in the inability to load a non standard mime.magic file.
(see bug #9798)

the problem below can be fixed using this (and only this) extra paramter in the finfo_open() call:
finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME, '/usr/share/file/magic');

BUT, copying the magic file OR using a different file will not work:
finfo_open(FILEINFO_MIME, '/some/other/location');

on Debian (or Ubuntu) systems the default magic file (which ever that may be) is apperntly not used nor is a error given about not being able to open the magic database.
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