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[Fedora-packaging] Re: RPM weirdness [moved from fedora-list]



Philip Prindeville wrote:

>> I'm a flailing at cluefulness here.  Maybe someone can set me straight.
>>
>> I run "yum" nightly (as as service), but I see a lot of "*.rpmnew" files
>> being left around.
>>
>> What's most bizarre is that the original RPM files haven't been changed,
>> and often the two files have the same size, contents (and hence MD5
>> signature), permissions, ownership, etc.  Even the same file modification
>> date in most cases.
>>
>> So why do they get left behind?
>>
>> # cd /etc/security
>> # ls -ltr chroot*
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82 Aug  1 05:18 chroot.conf.rpmnew
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82 Aug  1 05:18 chroot.conf
>> # diff -c chroot.conf.rpmnew chroot.conf
>> # mv chroot.conf.rpmnew chroot.conf
>> #
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Philip




Bingo:

# ls -l /etc/security/chroot.conf*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82 Aug  1 05:18 /etc/security/chroot.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 82 Aug  1 05:18 /etc/security/chroot.conf.rpmnew
# perl -e 'print join(", ", stat("/etc/security/chroot.conf")), "\n"'
64768, 721510, 33188, 1, 0, 0, 0, 82, 1154431139, 1154431139, 1156023232, 4096, 8
# perl -e 'print join(", ", stat("/etc/security/chroot.conf.rpmnew")), "\n"'
64768, 719917, 33188, 1, 0, 0, 0, 82, 1154431128, 1154431128, 1156023323, 4096, 8
# perl -e 'print scalar localtime((stat("/etc/security/chroot.conf.rpmnew"))[9]), "\n"'
Tue Aug  1 05:18:48 2006
# perl -e 'print scalar localtime((stat("/etc/security/chroot.conf"))[9]), "\n"'
Tue Aug  1 05:18:59 2006
#

And there you have it.

Why are the packages being generated with a few seconds jitter?

This seems to be generating a lot of .rpmnew files gratuitously.

-Philip






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