Bug 208358 - Tar update broke rpmbuild -t
Summary: Tar update broke rpmbuild -t
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 206841
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tar
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-28 00:13 UTC by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-09-30 08:25:43 UTC

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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 ***

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