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From be3347b5bff6142e86e533174fe0ec352405d159 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Florian Festi <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:45:53 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] rpmsign man page: Add line about rpmsign requiring a valid

and the limitations in FIPS mode
 doc/rpmsign.8 | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/rpmsign.8 b/doc/rpmsign.8
index 80ffb6a32..d895a3b8c 100644
--- a/doc/rpmsign.8
+++ b/doc/rpmsign.8
@@ -21,6 +21,9 @@ options generate and insert new signatures for each package
 existing signatures. There are two options for historical reasons,
 there is no difference in behavior currently.
+To create a signature rpm needs to verify the package's checksum. As a result
+packages with a MD5/SHA1 checksums cannot be signed in FIPS mode.
 \fBrpm\fR \fB--delsign\fR \fB\fIPACKAGE_FILE\fB\fR\fI ...\fR