FW: Unpacking .msi Files - Fossology Version 3.8.1
Everyone was so helpful with the issue of unpacking .deb files in the newer version of Fossology. It looks like there’s also an issue with unpacking .msi files. Has anyone identified a fix for these?
Please let me know.
Thanks – Deb Frye
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On Behalf Of Frye, Deborah L (US)
Thanks for the quick find and fix.
Yes, we did change the base system on which Fossology is running. Our Fossology 3.8.1 instance is deployed to a separate server running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Based on your diagnosis, as a workaround we tried changing /etc/mime.types to point 'deb' files back to the previous MIME type of "application/x-debian-package" but still saw the same behavior. Next we will try a custom compiled version that applies your patch.
Thank you for your prompt response!
From what I understood with inconsistency in the unpacking, the deb files were not extracted at all and I tried it on my machine and it didn't work.
It seems like the mimetype of .deb archives was changed (only official document I could find is this https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/vnd.debian.binary-package).
I have created a PR with the new mimetype which you can find here: https://github.com/fossology/fossology/pull/1831
Also, I was wondering did you changed the base system the fossology is running, as there was no change in the code base related to it?
With best regards,
Recently upgraded Fossology to Version 3.8.1. Previous version unpacked and scanned Debian files within FOSS packages; however, seems like new version is not consistently unpacking them. Has anyone else run into this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)
Software License Compliance / F-35 3PC Lead