Bug 14822

Summary: RFE: rpm -V no md5 option
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: dmetz <dmetz>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Description dmetz 2000-07-28 20:38:46 UTC
I'l like to see an option to disable the md5 portion of the `rpm -V' cmd.

I routinely use `rpm -V' with a perl filter to check the integrity of
installed rpms.
By sacrificing the thoroughness of the md5 check in a non-hostile
environment 
performance of this check can be improved to make it a much more useful
tool.

Derald
dmetz@remotesensing.org

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-31 15:27:34 UTC
Agreed that  "rpm -V" output would be enhanced by finer-grained control over
each of
the verification checks independently. Howvere, since rpm has far too many
confusing
command line options as it is, I believe that adding, say, 10 or so new command
line
options to enable/disable each of the verification checks independently is not
needed
at this time (hence I'm marking the request DEFERRED).

Meanwhile, it ain't hard to filter rpm -V output , removing the MD5 changed
indicator,
if that's your pleasure.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-10 21:23:40 UTC
rpm already has --nomd5 in verify mode to disable file md5 sum verification.