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Bug 2916 - Cannot verify installed package against package.rpm
Cannot verify installed package against package.rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-05-18 16:13 EDT by Jan Carlson
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-18 18:14:43 EDT
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Description Jan Carlson 1999-05-18 16:13:47 EDT
rpm -Vp something.rpm says
"package something.rpm is not installed"
even for packages I just now installed.

Others have seen this same error.

This bug relates to security.  I cannot verify
whether 'ls' is cracked, or honest:

If I suspect my system was compromised,
rpm -V packagename can give false results
if the rpm database is also compromised, so
I really do want rpm -Vp to work, in cases
of suspected rootkit, etc.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-18 18:14:59 EDT
This has been fixed in rpm-3.0.1. Grab a copy from Raw Hide,
checkout the CVS server, or wait for the pending errata.

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