[Rpm-maint] rpm --verify -p does not work

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Fri May 13 13:11:37 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 03:49:37PM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Hmm. Collections aside, me thinks the actual bug is permitting verify to 
> run on non-installed packages in the first place, verify (and 
> verifyscript) is only meaningful for installed packages.

Ah well, there's a use case: If you don't trust the content
of the rpm database because your system was compromised you can
still check if somebody messed with a file. I like that
functionality, and it seems easy to support.


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at suse.de
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH,  GF Jeff Hawn, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg

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