Software Management call for RFEs
pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Thu May 23 11:20:51 UTC 2013
On 05/22/2013 08:22 PM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Please clean up the distaster package verification is.
> rpm -Va is so incomplete it spawned rpmlint, package-cleanup and not doubt
> others I forget about.
There's probably some overlap in what those utilities do but generally I
see them as addressing different kinds of issues. 'rpm -Va' is about
verifying the installed packages are intact wrt what the package
originally contained. rpmlint on the other hand is more about detecting
common packaging mistakes - things that are technically legal packages
but ones that are not packaged by "best practises", including distro
policies and all.
> Even for the most basic checks its output is so useless and difficul to
> parse we've seen a critical path package like gdm shipped with the wrong
> file permissions without anyone noticing.
No disagreement there... if you have concrete proposal on how 'rpm -Va'
output should look like to be easily parsable and sane, I'm all ears.
Ditto if you know of some other tool performing similar function with
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