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Re: rpm %verify



Steve Grubb (sgrubb redhat com) said: 
> I have 2 bugzillas asking for %verify to be added to %config files. I am 
> wondering if this is a good idea at all. The issue is that if you wanted to 
> verify whether or not config files have changed, then this causes you to lose 
> that ability. Adding --noscript to the verify command does not make rpm 
> suddenly report the issues it was hiding. Does this mean that rpm is not 
> working right? Or does this mean that we cannot use rpm for integrity checking 
> for any package that has %verify attributes for config files?

%verify is for turning off specific verification checks for files we
*know* are going to change from what's in the RPM package/db. /etc/passwd
is an obvious example; users will be added there, and the fact that the
passwd file does not match the packaged version is not a verification issue.

Bill


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