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Id: 55912
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: CGI-Application-Plugin-Stream

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: fish [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: 2.10
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Replace File::MMagic
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From an IRC conversation that started this: 11:07 <fish> did you ever considered using something else than File::MMagic in CGI-Application-Plugin-Stream? its now the second time that i have issues with it on recognising the correct mime-types.. 11:08 <fish> with 20 open tickets and the last release von januar 2006, File::MMagic seems pretty dead.. 11:12 <fish> i can write a small patch for CGI-Application-Plugin-Stream to use mime::types instead. it seems to get updated more frequently and i could use it to try to figure out the mime-type by content (like mmagic) and additional a file-suffix-based fallback.. 11:29 <fish> i don't use mod_perl, but mark stosberg says it should be avoided: 11:30 <fish> eh, File::MMagic should be avoided because it has issues in mod_perl env *clarify* So I spent some time thinking about this and a sticking point is that people can stream a filename or a filehandle. File::MMagic was nice because you can feed it a filehandle. MIME::Types seems to handle figuring out a mime type from a filename, but not from a filehandle. I haven't figured out how to get MIME::Types to use a filehandle. In digging around some more, I found Media::Type::Simple, which could be fed either one, which seemed perfect, but there's a glaring bug where the module doesn't work in a forked environment, which I assume will have a bad effect in web apps. So I either need to get MTS fixed (there's a patch in RT) or find another module that will do the trick.

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