When uploading a PNG file on the wiki, through the webinterface or anonymous git, i get:

icon.png        prohibited by allowed_attachments (file MIME type is application/octet-stream, not application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.*)

attachment_allowed_attachments is set to:

virusfree() and (mimetype(image/*) or mimetype(text/*) or mimetype(application/x-gzip) or mimetype(application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.*)) and maxsize(2048kb)

Maybe a bug in the filecheck plugin?

This is ikiwiki 3.20130904.1~bpo70+1 on Debian wheezy, with some patches applied, namely:

Weird... --anarcat

Well, the pagespec seems to be matching correctly, given that it thinks the mime type is application/octet-stream. If File::MimeInfo::Magic is installed, ikiwiki uses it. If not, or if it fails to find any mime type, it falls back to using file -bi, and if that fails, it falls back to a default of application/octet-stream. --Joey

File::MimeInfo::Magic is installed:

ii  libfile-mimeinfo-perl    0.16-1                 all           Perl module to determine file types

it turns out there's (still) a problem with the way we use the module. This test code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
my $file='icon.png';
use File::MimeInfo::Magic;
print "mime::magic: " . File::MimeInfo::Magic::magic($file) . "\n";
print "mime::default: " . File::MimeInfo::Magic::default($file) . "\n";


mime::magic: image/png
mime::default: application/octet-stream

file -ib returns the right thing (image/png; charset=binary).

So it should work: it seems that the ::default code kicks in even if the ::magic one actually works.

I have traced down the problem to this block of code:

    if (! defined $mimetype || $mimetype !~s /;.*//) {
            # Fall back to default value.

If you take a look deeply, this will fire up the default if there's no semicolon in the mimetype, which is expected for file calls, but not for ::magic() calls. So ::magic() works, but then the ::default kicks in anyways.

Available in a git repository branch.
Branch: anarcat/dev/magic-fails
Author: anarcat

I have a stupid patch in my git repo which just appends a semicolon to the ::magic() output, but maybe this should be done in another way...


Available in a git repository branch.
Branch: ready/more-magic
Author: smcv
If the regex match isn't necessary and it's just about deleting the parameters, I think I'd prefer

if (! defined $mimetype) {
$mimetype =~ s/;.*//;

as done in my ready/more-magic branch.

I'm a little hesitant to do that without knowing why Joey implemented it the way it is, but as far as I can tell it's just an oversight.

Or, if the result of the s/// is checked for a reason, and it's about catching a result from file(1) that is not, in fact, a MIME type at all (empty string or error message or something), maybe something more like this?

if (! defined $mimetype || $mimetype !~ s{[-\w]+/[-\w]+(?:;.*)?}{})

(or whatever the allowed characters in MIME types are). --smcv

I don't mind either way, but i feel this should be fixed for the next release, as I need to reapply this patch at every upgrade now. -- anarcat

This is still a problem in 3.20140831. -- anarcat

I still don't think appending a semicolon is the right answer: at best it's equivalent to what I suggested, and at worst it's disabling a check that does have some reason behind it. I've turned the version I suggested above into a proper branch. Review by someone who can commit to ikiwiki.git would be appreciated. --smcv

Turns out "someone who can commit" includes me. Merged this version, we can revert or alter it if Joey remembers a reason to require ; --smcv