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libkeyutils file size difference CentOS yum vs cPanel upcp

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  1. jack01

    jack01 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am just looking for some clarification and also reassurance about the following differences in file size of the libkeyutils*.so when reinstalling with yum, and then after upcp runs:

    Code:
    libkeyutils.so.1.3 file size: yum = 10192 - upcp = 12592 (CentOS 6.5 /lib64/)
    libkeyutils-1.2.so file size: yum = 7176 - upcp = 9472 (CentOS 5.10 /lib64/)
    libkeyutils-1.2.so file size: yum = 6404 - upcp = 7880 (CentOS 5.10 /lib/)
    
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Is this simply a matter of upcp replacing libkeyutils with a cPanel-specific version? Please confirm.
     
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    Hi cPanelMichael,

    I had already seen the 'Checking your system status' page, however this is not useful to my question.

    I am now specifically interested in the difference between the file sizes of the libkeyutils*.so file when installed with just a 'yum reinstall keyutils-libs' command, and then after upcp runs, as per my original post. I have done this repeatedly and the file size consistently increases slightly (again as detailed in my OP) each time I run upcp after reinstalling with yum.

    All I want to know really is: 'Is it normal for cPanel upcp to install a different, slightly larger libkeyutils file (e.g. /lib64/libkeyutils.so.1.3 on CentOS 6.5) than the default CentOS yum version?'

    Thanks.
     
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    This sparked my interest.

    It looks like the change is due to prelinking, so it should be harmless.

    Running just this after the yum reinstall will have the same effect:

    Code:
    /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rpmup
    You'll notice "info [rpmup] Prelinking shared libraries and binaries: /usr/sbin/prelink -av -mR"

    http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-list/2005-March/msg02350.html

    tl;dr, don't sweat it. The file passes rpmverify both before and after the prelinking, /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rpmup which runs as part of upcp is just prelinking the keyutils file.
     
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    Hey quizknows,

    Thank you very much indeed, that makes much more sense now and helps a lot to clarify and alleviate my concern.

    [Any chance of a cPanel post to confirm quizknows's clever deduction?]
     
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    Yes, it's an accurate description of why the file size changes. You can verify the change in file size after reinstalling a package through YUM by running this command manually (it runs during cPanel updates):

    /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rpmup

    Thank you.
     
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