My statusnet installation is on godaddy shared hosting, CentOS 5, but, for no reason that makes sense, lacks some fairly common gnu-tools. It has no /usr/bin/file to identify uploads, so, when I attach a file, of any type, the upload gets ../somefile.cantfindcommandusrbinfile
as it's final resting place. Images and videos don't preview, etc., and, well, those URLs look pretty scary to Joe User.
Is there a means to bypass the use of file to ID uploads, and get SN to simply keep the existing file extension?
I've dug around in ../status/actions/attachment.php, file.php, getfile.php, attachment_thumbnail.php, attachment_ajax.php, etc., but haven't even been able to find where SN is using file to ID the uploads.
If I had root access, of course, I'd yum install file, or full gnu-tools, or whatever, but, being shared hosting, I do not, so I would like to find an alternative solution.