[CentOS] rpm build difference?

Tue Apr 18 01:45:01 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 4/17/06, Akop Pogosian <akopps at ls.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> I noticed a strange thing on my CentOS 4 workstations today.
> Immediately after installing the tetex suite (tetex-xdvi tetex-dvips
> tetex tetex-latex tetex-afm tetex-fonts), "rpm -V tetex" reports some
> package inconsistencies:
> rpm -V tetex
> ........C   /usr/bin/amstex
> ........C   /usr/bin/bamstex
> ........C   /usr/bin/bplain
> ........C   /usr/bin/lambda
> ........C   /usr/share/texmf/web2c/amstex.fmt
> ........C   /usr/share/texmf/web2c/bamstex.fmt
> ........C   /usr/share/texmf/web2c/bplain.fmt
> ........C   /usr/share/texmf/web2c/cont-en.efmt
> etc..
> After investigating, it appears that these files belong to tetex and
> rpm -V inconsistencies appear only after I also install tetex-latex.
> The strange thing about it is that I can't find the definition of "C"
> in the rpm manual page. Moreover, the entire field where C is printed
> on CentOS is not printed on RHEL4. I tried looking at the differences
> in the source RPMs for RHEL 4 and CentOS 4 but couldn't find anything.
> Any thoughts on the rpm issue?

C is the selinux context. The selinux context of those files has changed.
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