Mark Sapiro wrote:
It appears non-standard in at least a few obvious ways, and I have no way to know in what others. You might find answers using Mandriva support resources
I did before posting here, but found no bug reports there or on Google which resembled this in any way.
There's always the fallback of getting the source package and examining it, which I will do if I have to (my RPM skills are somewhat limited), but I can't imagine that nobody using Mandriva's package would have noticed this and reported it. I can't help but think that it's more probable that this is a porting issue.
I can, and will, do one more test short of pulling apart the RPM. I'll do a fresh Mandriva install, create a list, and see if the behavior is the same. If it isn't, that should point the finger at the porting.