file-5.14 fails to detect kernel version

Allan McRae allan at
Sun Mar 31 02:49:51 EET 2013

The kernel version detection in file is broken again.  From memory:

file-5.11 - good
file-5.12 - bad
file-5.13 - good
file-5.14 - bad

Actual output
$ file /boot/vmlinuz-linux
/boot/vmlinuz-linux: x86 boot sector

Expected output (as from file-5.13)
$ file /boot/vmlinuz-linux
/boot/vmlinuz-linux: Linux kernel x86 boot executable bzImage, version
3.8.4-1-ARCH (tobias at T-POWA-LX) #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 20 22:10,
RO-rootFS, swap_dev 0x3, Normal VGA


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