Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74232
[RFE] up2date downloaded rpms have 'wrong' timestamp
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:31 EST
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Description of problem:
Downloading rpms from the rhn.redhat.com channels gives you a tar file with the
requested packages. After unpacking the tar file the timestamp of the
rpm-packages seems to be the actual creation time of the rpm.
When using up2date to download an rpm it will get the download time as the
I'd like to file an enhancement request so that up2date also sets the 'correct'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.got http://rhn.redhat.com, select the null channel and download a rpm.
that is newer thatn you already have on your system.
2.unpack the downloadad tar file and notice the timestamp of the rpm.
3.Download the same rpm using up2date.
4. compare the timestamps of both versions of the rpm and notice the difference.
Actual Results: Using the website you get for example
-rw-r--r-- 1 marcel marcel 13720818 Sep 5 00:35
Using up2date you get for example
-rw-r--r-- 1 marcel marcel 13720818 Sep 17 16:35
Expected Results: The same timestamps for both versions
I'll leave this as an RFE. I don't think I understand why the
timestamps on the files matter though.