[Rpm-maint] rpm --verify and replaced files

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Mon Apr 8 12:00:27 UTC 2013

Hi fellow rpm hackers,

as this comes up from time to time in our bugzilla:

What's the point of not showing replaced files in 'rpm --verify'?
I thought it is done this way so that multilib replacements are
not reported as errors, but they have their own file state

Files have been replaced and the package is broken, but rpm does not
report anything when verifying the package? Just because another
package was installed with '--force'?


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

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