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

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon May 16 08:40:43 UTC 2011

On 05/13/2011 04:11 PM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> 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.

Oh, I hadn't thought of that use-case. Fair enough.

	- Panu -

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