Bug 208358

Summary: Tar update broke rpmbuild -t
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Adam Huffman <bloch>
Component: tarAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Version: 5CC: jlaska, rwilliam
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Description Adam Huffman 2006-09-28 00:13:53 UTC
Description of problem:
I had been having trouble using rpmbuild to build RPMs from tarballs.
I tracked this down eventually to a change in behaviour in the new version of
tar.  Without setting TAR_OPTIONS to "--wildcards", the tarball is not extracted.

This change in behaviour should at least be documented.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -ta <tarball with .spec file inside)
Actual results:
rpmbuild fails because the tarball is not extracted

Expected results:
rpmbuild proceeds normally

Additional info:
The behaviour change is documented here:

Comment 1 Johan Kok 2006-09-30 08:25:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206841 ***