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0000033file[All Projects] Generalpublic2018-10-01 18:51
ReporterChai T. RexAssigned Tochristos 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Platformx86-64, Kaby LakeOSUbuntuOS Version16.04.5
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version5.35 
Summary0000033: file --help bug reporting location is outdated
DescriptionAccording to the definition of `help()` in the GitHub repo file/file's `file.c` source code (with relevant lines highlighted at https://github.com/file/file/blob/master/src/file.c#L643-L661), the location to report bugs given by `file --help` is:

    Report bugs to http://bugs.gw.com/

That domain is dead and should be updated to the current man page's URL (with relevant lines highlighted at https://github.com/file/file/blob/master/doc/file.man#L631-L638):

    Please report bugs and send patches to the bug tracker at
    .Pa http://bugs.astron.com/
    or the mailing list at
    .Aq file@astron.com
    (visit
    .Pa http://mailman.astron.com/mailman/listinfo/file
    first to subscribe).
Steps To Reproduce1. View the source code.
2. Notice that `file --help` will produce the wrong bug-reporting URL.
Additional InformationIt may also be good to change the URLs in both the `man` page and `file --help` output to HTTPS instead of HTTP as a simple way to avoid a few security troubles.
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christos

2018-10-01 18:51

manager   ~0000075

thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-08-24 23:32 Chai T. Rex New Issue
2018-10-01 18:50 christos Assigned To => christos
2018-10-01 18:50 christos Status new => assigned
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Status assigned => resolved
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Resolution open => fixed
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Fixed in Version => 5.35
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Note Added: 0000075