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Re: RPM Stub Package

From: Miller, Vincent (Rick) <vmiller@verisign.com>
Date: Fri 22 Jul 2011 - 16:13:54 CEST
Message-ID: <CA4EFD4D.35CE%vmiller@verisign.com>
Hi Anders,

I installed sysutils/file and received an error message indicating that
file 5.3 supports only version 7 magic files and that the one installed
was version 8.  Perhaps this is the reason that RPM 5.2.1 did not install

[root@bsdsandbox2 /usr/ports/sysutils/file]# find /lib |
/usr/local/lib/rpm/bin/rpmdeps --provides
error: magic_load(ms, /usr/local/share/file/magic) failed: File 5.3
supports only version 7 magic files. `/usr/local/share/file/magic.mgc' is
version 8
Assertion failed: (mg != NULL), function rpmfcClassify, file rpmfc.c, line
Abort trap: 6 (core dumped)


Vincent (Rick) Miller
Systems Engineer

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21345 Ridgetop Cir Dulles, VA 20166


On 7/22/11 7:47 AM, "Anders F Björklund" <afb@rpm5.org> wrote:

>Miller, Vincent (Rick) wrote:
>> I get an error when I attempt to run rpmdeps.  It complains of a
>>missing magic file (see error below).  I can't say this surprises me,
>>but I am hoping there is a simple fix, instead of recompiling/installing
>>from ports with different optionsŠ
>> [root@bsdsandbox2 /home/vmiller]# find /lib |
>>/usr/local/lib/rpm/bin/rpmdeps --provides
>> error: magic_load(ms, /usr/local/share/file/magic) failed: could not
>>find any magic files!
>> Assertion failed: (mg != NULL), function rpmfcClassify, file rpmfc.c,
>>line 1132.
>> Abort trap: 6 (core dumped)
>> I think the magic file it needs is /usr/share/misc/magic
>> Thoughts?
>The archivers/rpm5 port was intended to link against sysutils/file,
>rather than the system version of libmagic that you ended up with...
>$ /usr/bin/file --version
>magic file from /usr/share/misc/magic
>$ /usr/local/bin/file --version
>magic file from /usr/local/share/file/magic
>You should file a Problem Report (PR) against the port, or perhaps
>just install sysutils/file and rebuild. It should match the library:
>		magic:${PORTSDIR}/sysutils/file \
>		--with-path-magic=${LOCALBASE}/share/file/magic
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