Bug 462391

Summary: Cannot creative legacy packages: --nodirtokens still broken
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peter Åstrand <astrand>
Component: rpmAssignee: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: ffesti, jnovy, pnasrat
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Patch against RPM 4.0.4 none

Description Peter Åstrand 2008-09-15 20:55:11 UTC
This is a continuation of bug 56040. The --nodirtokens option is *still* broken. It creates packages with empty CPIO archives. I've verified this on:

* Red Hat 7.3 with rpm-4.0.4-7x.18
* Fedora Core 6 with rpm-4.4.2.1-2.fc6
* Fedora 8 with rpm-4.4.2.2-7.fc8

I've also verified that the ChangeLog for 4.4.2.3 doesn't mention anything about this. I can try the latest GIT as well, if necessary (but the build fails currently on my systems). 

It's easy to verify the problem: Just run rpm2cpio on the resulting package, and you will get something like:

07070100000000000000000000000000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000b00000000TRAILER!!!

That is, no actual files.

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-09-16 09:10:32 UTC
Easily reproduced, easily fixed... Upstream now, Fedora will get it after the beta freeze.

Comment 2 Peter Åstrand 2008-09-16 16:36:15 UTC
Created attachment 316863 [details]
Patch against RPM 4.0.4

You are my hero! Thanks. 

Attaching a patch against RPM 4.0.4, if anyone's interested.

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2008-10-01 09:07:54 UTC
In rawhide now (rpm-4.5.90-0.git8514.1)

FWIW I've also applied it to rpm 4.4.x branch so the next maintenance release for that will get it too. rpm 4.0.4 isn't going to see maintenance releases I'm afraid :)

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-01-07 09:28:39 UTC
rpm-4.4.2.3-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.