Table 121

RPM Verification Output

Status

Description

S Different file size.

M The file mode is different.

5 The MD5 sum differs.

D If this is a device file, the major or minor number is different.

L

If this is a file link, then its status is different from what is expected.

U

The owner of the file differs.

G

The group owner differs.

T The modification time differs (the file contents have changed since being installed).

T The modification time differs (the file contents have changed since being installed).

So in the case of the /etc/isdn/isdn.conf example given previously, the current file differs in size (S), its MD5 sum is different (5), and the modification time is different (T). This might lead you to assume that the configuration file has changed since installation.

A J'J"¿/ij^SSSi As with the RPM list command (rpm -qa), you can verify all the packages installed on the system with rpm -Va.

Using RPM is not as difficult as most new users think. As we hope you can see, RPM provides a very useful tool for your arsenal, and any competent administrator or user should know how to use it.

For more information, see the rpm man page, which lists the full range of what RPM can do.

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