Bug 4580

Summary: %doc - silent failure when a file is missing
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: benedict
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact:
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Description benedict 1999-08-18 08:04:14 UTC
When processing the %files list, if a %doc file is missing
you get an error message, but the packaging goes on and
rpm exists normally.

The resulting package contains all %doc files mentione
before the one that's missing, and doesn't contain any
%doc files mentioned later.

Silent failures are no good!

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-02-21 18:42:19 UTC
FWIW, the silent failure has been considered a "feature" in legacy releases of
rpm.

I'm gonna dupe this bug onto the lack of scoping for %attr across %doc, as the
solution to both bugs will be the same (i.e. rewrite a tighter copy of %doc
files).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3230 ***