/root]# rpm -V xntp3
... the file is 'manifested' and appears to be a 'config'
class file -- although not so defiled in the config file.
it needs to be -touched' to create it, and highlighted as a
'config' class file.
The file /etc/ntp/step-tickers contains the names of reference
hosts that can be used by /etc/rc.d/init.d/xntpd to initially set the
system clock. The file is already marked
... and how does that fix that fact that rpm -V reports. This implies
a problem [under that principal that a proper unix program runs
silently if there is no problem], even if it IS to std-out?
Do you want me to transfer this to RPM as initially suggested?
[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3
[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3 > /dev/null
[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3 2> /dev/null
This "bug" revolves around the interpretation of the word missing
and how that should be implemented in rpm and has nothing to do with
xntp3. There is already a best effort to package xntp3 to take into
account that the file is a configuration file that is used by the
package but is not part of the package.
*** Bug 3950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It seems that the file /etc/ntp/step-tickers is missing from
the rpm package. I verified this:
rpm -Vp xntp3-5.93-12
The result was the same for the file from the CD and one of
the download mirrors.