Web : RoundCube failed to load magic database at ‘/usr/share/misc/magic’

By | January 14, 2014

Getting this error message with RoundCube Webmail in your Apache logs?

[Sun Jan 12 05:53:51 2014] [error] [client] PHP Warning:  finfo_open(): Failed to load magic database at ‘/usr/share/misc/magic’. in /path/to/roundcube/program/lib/Roundcube/rcube_mime.php on line 727, referer: https://roundcube.domain.tld/?_task=mail&_action=preview&_uid=122332&_mbox=INBOX&_framed=1&_caps=pdf%3D1%2Cflash%3D1%2Ctif%3D0

Make sure the path to “libmagic” is correct. Edit your “config/main.inc.php” file.

You might (by default) have the following path :

Correct the path according your system, common location is :