[Rpm-maint] rpm packages with empty files..

Mark Hatle mark.hatle at windriver.com
Fri Jan 11 16:58:00 UTC 2008

Those are "ghost" files.  They don't have to exist for the system to be 
valid, but if they do exist, they are owned by the RPM package.

These files are part of the RPM database mechanisms (actually berkleyDB).


Pazzo Da Legare wrote:
> Dear All,
> Could you please explain why rpm packages builders are defining spec
> file with empty files inside?
> e.g. the rpm package for rpm utility defines empty files __db.000,
> __db.001, ...., __db.009, but I cannot find any file on my
> system...and rpm -Vv  seems to be happy....is it checking only not
> empty files?
> Thx
> pazzodalgagre
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