Re: /etc/prelink.cache

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I could hear this as either "this file changes too unpredictably, go
ahead and ignore it" or "this file only changes when something
significant happens, it will be a good signal of bad activity,
assuming you keep track of your valid system changes such as yum
updates."

So let's be very explicit. If I never updated my system or installed
new software ever again, would /etc/prelink.cache ever change? Is it a
canary or a cuckoo bird?

Thanks,
Dave

On 10/31/07, Rick Stevens <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 08:51 -1000, Dave Burns wrote:
> > idea? Are changes to this file more predictable than I am supposing?
>
> There are a number of files that will change depending on system
> activity and that's one of them.  Lots of the files in /var/log will
> also change (messages, dmesg, boot.log, wtmp, you get the idea).
>
> prelink is run once a day via the system crontab and its control file
> /etc/cron.daily/prelink.  The cache will change if system libraries are
> updated via yum/rpm or you build something that adds libraries to the
> normal system directories.  This is controlled by /etc/prelink.conf.
>
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