Bug 826589 - rpm --verify changed behaviour when verifying a package that is not installed
Summary: rpm --verify changed behaviour when verifying a package that is not installed
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
low
low
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Eduard Benes
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-05-30 14:54 UTC by Patrik Kis
Modified: 2014-06-13 10:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: rpm-4.10.1-1.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 10:40:55 UTC


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Description Patrik Kis 2012-05-30 14:54:05 UTC
Description of problem:
When an uninstalled package is verified with yum the RHEL6 version reported all files as missing, while the RHEL7 version reports nothing and exit with 0.
It looks like an intention and the new behaviour quite make sense, but it changes the user experience.
Or is it a bug in RHEL6?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.9.1.3-7.el7.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 Alpha1 (Maipo)
# rpm -q rpm
rpm-4.9.1.3-7.el7.x86_64
# 
# rpm -q zsh
package zsh is not installed
# rpm --verify -p zsh-4.3.17-1.el7.x86_64.rpm 
# echo $?
0
# 

  
Actual results:
the verify exit with 0

Expected results:
# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.2 (Santiago)
# rpm -q rpm
rpm-4.8.0-19.el6.x86_64
# 
# rpm -q zsh
package zsh is not installed
# rpm --verify -p zsh-4.3.10-4.1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
warning: zsh-4.3.10-4.1.el6.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID fd431d51: NOKEY
missing     /bin/zsh
missing   c /etc/skel/.zshrc

<SNIP>

missing     /usr/share/zsh/site-functions
# echo $?
1
#

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2012-08-07 09:41:44 UTC
Good catch, thanks. This is actually an unintended change (ie in other words a regression) in rpm >= 4.9.x: verifying files against the original package can be sometimes useful. Fixed upstream now.

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2012-10-08 07:13:08 UTC
Fixed in rpm-4.10.1-1.el7.

Comment 5 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 10:40:55 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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