Bug 10 - confusing output from 'rpm --verify'
confusing output from 'rpm --verify'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1998-11-09 08:10 EST by redhat-bugzilla
Modified: 2014-03-19 07:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-05 14:10:08 EST
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Description redhat-bugzilla 1998-11-09 08:10:54 EST
When 'rpm --verify' is runned as a user which cannot
read a particular file (i.e. not as root) the output
indicates that the md5-sum of the file has changed:

[noa@brecht bugzilla-2.0]$ rpm --verify util-linux
..5.....   /bin/login

The user should somehow be notified that rpm couldn't
caluculate the md5-sum instead of just flagging it
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-05 14:10:59 EST
Fixed in rpm-2.5.6.

bash$ ./rpm -Vf /bin/login
..?.....   /bin/login
..?.....   /usr/bin/chfn
..?.....   /usr/bin/chsh
..?.....   /usr/bin/newgrp

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