[CentOS] unverified files in 5.4

ken gebser at mousecar.com
Sun Dec 20 08:16:56 UTC 2009


On 12/18/2009 10:53 AM Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Friday 18 December 2009, ken wrote:
>> Hey, Gang!
>>
>> To ensure that a file hasn't been corrupted or tampered with, you can
>> use rpm to verify the package it came from.  Well, I found this:
>>
>>
>> rpm -Vv util-linux
>> ....
>> ........    /usr/bin/cal
>> S.?.....    /usr/bin/chfn
>> ........    /usr/bin/chrt
>> S.?.....    /usr/bin/chsh
> 
> I didn't see this on a clean install, but..
> 
> S means size differs from rpmdb entry, ? means the md5sum test could not be 
> done. I'm guessing interference from prelink. If you can, turn it off(*) and 
> re-run the test.
> 
> (*) change to "PRELINKING=no" in /etc/sysconfig/prelink and 
> run /etc/cron.daily/prelink.
> 
> /Peter

Thanks, Peter! I don't understand why prelink would affect the rpm
database, but turning prelink off and then back on cleared those flags.
 Yes, mine was an upgrade from 5.3.


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