Bug 44537 - packaging problem - missing files
packaging problem - missing files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-13 20:24 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-14 10:48:28 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-06-13 20:24:40 EDT
Description of Problem:

There seem to be errors in packaging in that that there are files
which show on rpm listings but 'rpm --verify' does not find them
on a disk and also 'rpm2cpio <package> | cpio -t' does not detect
their presence.

Instances I found are  

  /usr/share/ssl/certs/stunnel.pem    from stunnel-3.13-3
  /var/log/mysqld.log                 from mysql-server-3.23.38-1
  /var/cache/ssl_gcache_data.dir      from mod_ssl-2.8.1-5
  /var/cache/ssl_gcache_data.pag      from mod_ssl-2.8.1-5
  /var/cache/ssl_gcache_data.sem      from mod_ssl-2.8.1-5

At least stunnel.pem is of a non-zero length and ownership and/or
permits is "not usual" in all cases.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-14 00:31:26 EDT
The stunnel file is marked %config(missingok,noreplace) :

    bash$ rpm -q --qf '[%{filenames} %{fileflags:fflags}\n]' stunnel
    /usr/share/ssl/certs/stunnel.pem cmng
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2001-06-14 10:35:13 EDT
Does this make it ok that 'rpm2cpio' cannot find it even if it is listed
by 'rpm -qvlp ...'?  In any case 'rpm --verify stunnel' is concerned.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-14 10:48:22 EDT
I need to check to be certain, but files marked %config(missingok,noreplace)
may very well not be part of a package payload. I'll check by rebuilding with
rpm-3.0.5 ...
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-14 17:36:51 EDT
I'm blind :-(

The stunnel file is marked as follows

	%ghost %config(noreplace,missingok) %{_datadir}/ssl/certs/stunnel.pem

A file marked with %ghost is resident in metadata only, not in the payload, but
will have all the usual file attributes when queried. On --verify, rpm has never
handled %ghost gracefully, will report false positive erros (fixed recently in

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