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Old 08-28-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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What is the ninth (9th) character or field in the output string of rpm -V ?

What is the ninth (9th) character or field in the output string of rpm -V ?

rpm version is 4.4.2, which came with Fedora core 5.

It is not explained in the man page of rpm.
For example:
$ rpm -V foobar
.M.....TC d /usr/share/doc/foobar/foobar_doc.txt

The ninth (9th) character is "C". What it stands for?

From the man page:
Otherwise, the (mnemonically emBoldened) character
denotes failure of the corresponding --verify test:

S file Size differs
M Mode differs (includes permissions and file type)
5 MD5 sum differs
D Device major/minor number mismatch
L readLink(2) path mismatch
U User ownership differs
G Group ownership differs
T mTime differs
but no explanation for the 9th field.

Tried quickly to look it up with Google and but didn't find anything usefull.
I know, someone will say: "Use the source luke!", but if someone would know straight it would save the trouble and hopefully also next time this question is found with Google.
Old 08-28-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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well, while I was writing above I thought it surely is the bug in the rpm man page, so would be also the right place to look.
And yep, there it was:

C stands for SE Linux security context not matching.
Thanks for playing.


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