[CentOS] unverified files in 5.4

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Sun Dec 20 08:49:51 UTC 2009


On Sunday 20 December 2009, ken wrote:
> On 12/18/2009 10:53 AM Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> > On Friday 18 December 2009, ken wrote:
...
> >> 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
...
> > 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.
...
> Thanks, Peter! I don't understand why prelink would affect the rpm
> database,

I'm quite sure that the database only stores the original "un-prelinked" 
checksum and the it's up to the -V command to compensate if it finds a 
prelinked binary (which apparently doesn't always work...).

> but turning prelink off and then back on cleared those flags. 

Great :-)

/Peter

>  Yes, mine was an upgrade from 5.3.
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