yum-verify man page

yum verify plugin

Synopsis

yum [options] verify [package ...]

Description

This plugin extends yum with some commands that give verification information on the installed system, much like rpm -V. You can change how the verification is done and which files it applies to.

added yum commands are:
* verify
* verify-rpm
* verify-all

all of which take the same arguments as the list yum command, obviously you can only verify packages that are installed on the system.

verify
Is the generic verification command, and is intended to give the most useful output. It removes all false matches due to multilib and ignores changes to configuration files by default.
verify-rpm
Is meant to be 100% compatible with rpm -V output, and any differences should be considered as bugs.
verify-all
Is used to list all the differences, including some that rpm itself will ignore.

General Options

These are the options added to yum that are available in the verify commands. They are:

--verify-filenames
This option is used to limit the filenames that the packages will perform verification.
--verify-configuration-files
This option is only useful in the generic verify command, and will enable/disable verification of files that are tagged as configuration files.

Examples

To do the same as rpm -Va, use:

yum verify-rpm

To verify the packages starting with the name yum, use:

yum verify 'yum*'

To verify the binaries that are in a bin directory, use:

yum verify --verify-filenames='*bin/*'

To verify all include files, Eg. for multilib problems, use:

yum verify-all --verify-filenames='/usr/include/*'

See Also

yum (8)
yum.conf (5)
the verify.conf file in /etc/yum/plugins.d

Authors

James Antill <james.antill@redhat.com>.

Bugs

Currently yum-verify does not do verify-script checking or dependency checking,
only file checking.

Should you find any other bugs, you should first
consult the FAQ section on http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq and if unsuccessful
in finding a resolution contact the mailing list: yum-devel@lists.baseurl.org.
To file a bug use http://bugzilla.redhat.com for Fedora/RHEL/Centos
related bugs and http://yum.baseurl.org/report for all other bugs.

Info

01 March 2008 James Antill