rpm --verify denotes failure M - "Mode differs"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15


With the latest version of multipath-tools on SLES 15 all Service Packs, 'rpm -V' reports a failure 'M' - "Mode differs - permission/file types".
The verification failure points to the /run/multipath directory:

# rpm --verify multipath-tools
.M.......  g /run/multipath

The versions prior to the latest updates don't show the erroneous note (unless any other modifications were done and rpm reports them correctly), showing no failure in the verify output :

# rpm --verify multipath-tools

The following multipath-tools versions report the failure 'M':

SLES15-SP4 - multipath-tools-0.9.0+62+suse.3e048d4-150400.4.7.1
SLES15-SP3 - multipath-tools-0.8.5+126+suse.8ce8da5-150300.2.14.1
SLES15-SP2 - multipath-tools-0.8.2+182.6d41865-150200.4.14.1
SLES15-SP1 - multipath-tools-0.7.9+232+suse.cbc3754-150100.3.20.1
SLES15         - multipath-tools-0.7.3+173+suse.7dd1b01-150000.3.29.1


The Bug was reported to engineering.


The problem is the following line in the spec file:
- %ghost /run/multipath


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:000020943
  • Creation Date: 18-Jan-2023
  • Modified Date:19-Jan-2023
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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