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Bug 3801 - rpm -Vp package-version-etc.rpm doesn't work
Summary: rpm -Vp package-version-etc.rpm doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-29 15:53 UTC by Edward Kuns
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-30 13:50:28 UTC

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Description Edward Kuns 1999-06-29 15:53:37 UTC
If I recall correctly, I used to be able to verify against a
package file instead of against the rpm database.  "rpm -q"
returns rpm-3.0-6.0.

Here is an example:

[root@kilroy /RPMS]# rpm -Vp pump-0.6.7-1.i386.rpm
package pump-0.6.7-1.i386.rpm is not installed

(I chose pump because it's a short name and not because of
anything with that package.)

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 17:08:59 UTC
Confirmed in test lab.  Looks like this command should work according
to the man page.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-30 13:50:59 UTC
This has been fixed in later versions or rpm. Use the pre-release
version of rpm-3.0.2 in Raw Hide ( or
the released rpm-3.0.1-12* from

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