[CentOS-virt] Are the "centos.org" AMIs in the EC2 marketplace "official"? locale breakage in 6.4 AMI

Thu Mar 13 14:56:44 UTC 2014
Dan Pritts <danno at umich.edu>

Hi all,

I've reviewed the mailing list archives and it looks like the 
"centos.org" AMIs in the marketplace are
really official products of the centos project (whatever that means), 
but I wanted to ask explicitly
to confirm.

Presuming yes, I've run into an odd problem with the 6.4 x86_64 AMI (not 

with a few packages, files are not being properly created in 
/usr/share/locale/xx/LC_XXXX when I install the RPM.
I mostly don't care about the files themselves, but I worry about what 
else is wrong.

I'll use subversion as my example below, but there are about half a 
dozen affected packages, including the coreutils
package as shipped in the AMI (ami-bf5021d6).

I have turned off selinux enforcement.

RPM database shows the file:
[root at dns-east svn]# rpm -ql subversion | grep de.LC

verify doesn't complain:
[root at dns-east svn]# rpm --verify subversion
[ just returns, no output ]

RPM package contains the file:
[root at dns-east svn]# rpm2cpio /tmp/subversion-1.6.11-10.el6_5.x86_64.rpm 
| cpio -t | grep de.LC_MESSAGES
23744 blocks

[root at dns-east svn]# rpm2cpio /tmp/subversion-1.6.11-10.el6_5.x86_64.rpm 
| cpio --extract --make-directories
23744 blocks
[root at dns-east svn]# ls -l ./usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/
total 308
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 312655 Mar 13 14:03 subversion.mo

Uninstalling and reinstalling the RPM doesn't help.

There are no crazy install scripts, either.

[root at dns-east svn]# rpm -qp --scripts 
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
# Register the snvserve service
/sbin/chkconfig --add svnserve 2>&1
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ $1 = 0 ]; then
     /sbin/service svnserve stop > /dev/null 2>&1 || :
     /sbin/chkconfig --del svnserve > /dev/null 2>&1 || :
postuninstall program: /sbin/ldconfig
[root at dns-east svn]#

Dan Pritts
ICPSR Computing & Network Services
University of Michigan
+1 (734)615-7362
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