Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144712
rpm -V kernel fails
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:15 EST
Description of problem:
rpm -V kernel fails on ia64, possibly because vfat doesn't do permissions.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -V kernel
a couple lines that include /boot/efi ...
I'm filing under RPM because possible solution is for RPM to not verify perms on
vfat, but I'm not the expert here...
Probably true. VFAT is so weird ...
There are several approaches to working around --verify failures
on file systems that do no supply the basic elements that
1) Live with false positives with existing --evrify.
False positives with known implementation deficiencies
(like VFAT does not have group/other permissions) has
the benefit of indicating to the user that the intended
check is failing.
2) Create false negatives by making --verify aware of VFAT deficiencies.
False negatives are a lie, and teaching rpm about file system
deficiencies is non-trivial, particularly with selinux file
contexts, and require users to understand a more complicated
3) Add a '?' dunno state.
Again, the '?' indicator has usually created more questions
than answers, as what users *really* want is not to be bothered.
I believe that the existing false positive scheme is as good
as any other solution, hence WONTFIX. Get this bug attached to
some tracker bug instead of arguing with me please.