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bug #58918: background_image misdiagnoses non-existent file as having unsupported format

Submitted by:  Glenn Golden <grepfor>
Submitted on:  Sat 08 Aug 2020 07:07:32 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  other Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 08 Aug 2020 07:07:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

This report pertains to GNU GRUB version 2.04

The "background_image" command mis-diagnoses a non-existent image file as having "unsupported format", rather than stating that it is non-existent.

Steps to reproduce:

On grub commandline:

    background_image /some/nonexistent/file

produces the diagnostic message:

    error: bitmap file '/some/nonexistent/file' is of unsupported format.

Correct diagnosis is that the file doesn't exist.

Glenn Golden <grepfor>


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