Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196144
RHN: RPM timestamps out of sync with ISO RPM timestamps
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:45:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The timestamps on the RPMs included in an ISO for a given update are different
than the same RPMs downloaded from RHN. This breaks the ability to hardlink
common RPMs between the ISOs and updates downloaded straight from RHN.
For example, the timestamp of kernel-2.6.9-39.EL.i686.rpm on the RHEL 4 U4 beta
ISO is June 1 19:44. The timestamp on the same RPM downloaded from RHN is June
12 09:39. If I extract the U4 beta ISOs to a directory and I also have a
synchronization script that downloads all updates from RHN, I cannot hardlink
the common updates together because of the timestamp differences. Please
consider updating the RHN publish process such that RPM timestamps are
maintained as the same timestamp as the ISO.
RHN uses the timestamp internally for ensuring consistency between the
content published by Red Hat and the RHN satellite. For this reason, we
cannot guarantee that the timestamp in RHN is always the same as the one
shipped on the ISO images.