Lynis Security Controls

PKGS-7308 - RPM output


Empty output of RPM command



How to solve

Some systems have rpm installed, yet no packages show up. In this case, this will be flagged as it could be an issue with your package manager or database. Check the system why it contains the rpm binary and if your package manager works as expected.

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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control PKGS-7308. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.


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