Tampered RPMs result in inconsistent results and cpio errors during package installation and removal

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Issue

  • Tampered RPMs, those which have had their installed contents altered, can leave behind files when later removed. Errors similar to the following are seen during the removal:
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /<path>/<file>;55fda249: cpio: Digest mismatch

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • rpm

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