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Subject: perlindex stuck on /usr/bin/winesetup parsing
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Hello perlindex -index is stuck when it tries to parse /usr/bin/winesetup. Note that perlindex uses Pod::Text in this case. The trouble is perlindex feeds a binary file (winestup) to Pod::Text: # file /usr/bin/winesetup /usr/bin/winesetup: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.0, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.2.0, stripped When Pod::TExt tries to parse winesetup, it sends some error messages and loops forever. One might argue that Pod::TExt is buggy, on the other hand, one can hardly blame Pod::Text to misbehave when fed binary file. I think that, when scanning /usr/bin (installscript installation directory), perlindex whould first test the file type (may be with File::Type) before trying to index it. Cheers


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