Subject: port-sparc64/26854: /usr/bin/file not working on 1.6.2_STABLE
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/05/2004 15:57:05
>Number:         26854
>Category:       port-sparc64
>Synopsis:       /usr/bin/file not working on 1.6.2_STABLE
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc64-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 05 13:58:00 UTC 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.2_STABLE
Richard Braun
System: NetBSD kenobi 1.6.2_STABLE NetBSD 1.6.2_STABLE (KENOBI) #0: Tue Aug 31 23:05:38 CEST 2004 root@kenobi:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc64/compile/KENOBI sparc64
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: sparc64
$ file /bin/sh
/bin/sh: file: invalid type 0 in mconvert().

/usr/bin/file always returns this error message.

I think this issue should be fixed asap, as file seems to be used in quite
a lot of scripts in pkgsrc, but until now I didn't have problems compiling.
But as I don't compile much on my sparc64, I'm not sure if it's a problem
or not.