Description of problem:
I've checked the integrity of my system using rpm -V and there was a problem
with the pnmdepth binary:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unknown - I don't know, after which update the problem occured.
Please note that his problem occured on all of my FC5 machines, so that a hard
disc error cannot be the source of this problem
After I removed the package and re-installed it, the binary is correct.
It seems, that this file was changed again - again on several hosts. So there
must be some entity which alters this file sometimes. If a script or a cronjob
does changes in a binary file then this problem should be taken seriously. ;-)
There was a bug in netpbm-10.32 such that it contained dangling symlink
affecting pnmdepth because of a typo in the upstream Makefile. The pnmdepth
utility was replaced by a symlink to pamdepth correctly since 10.33. The only
thing that I can guess from the top of my head is that for some reason you have
installed both 10.32 and 10.33 netpbms on your system that conflict -> might
make rpm -V fail. What does rpm -q netpbm say?
No, there is only one package installed:
root@:~# rpm -q netpbm
Where can I get the previous version of netpbm-progs to compare the binaries of
the pnmdepth program (I've saved the file with the wrong md5 sum)?
I've found an explanation for this problem:
prelink changes the link to a regular file
Because I'm not sure whether this is a problem of prelink or netpbm-progs, I'll
wait for some response from the prelink people until I'll close this bug.
Ok, closing this one as I don't see any rpm -V problems any more with the
current rawhide netpbm-progs.