Bug 78780 - Incorrect man page; possible upgrade bug
Incorrect man page; possible upgrade bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-11-29 14:04 EST by Charles Curley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-29 14:04:53 EST
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Description Charles Curley 2002-11-29 14:04:47 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020620

Description of problem:
The man page for rpm 4.1 reports that to remve signature checking from checking
signatures of an RPM, one should use "--nogpg" or "--nopgp". This does not work.

Running "rpm --help | less" indicates that the correct way to do this is with
the option "--nosignature", and this works.

Suggested fix: edit the man page.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. "man rpm".
2. Search on "nogpg".

Actual Results:  man page indicates that one should use "--nogpg" or "--nopgp"
to turn off gpg signature checking when checking signatures.

Expected Results:  man page should indicate that one should use "--nosignatures"
to turn off gpg signature checking when checking signatures.

Additional info:

Are there other changes in the program that should be propagated to the man page?
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-29 14:13:59 EST
--nogpg/--nopgp/--nomd5 all updated in rpm-4.2-0.13 when built.


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