Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208358
Tar update broke rpmbuild -t
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -ta <tarball with .spec file inside)
rpmbuild fails because the tarball is not extracted
rpmbuild proceeds normally
The behaviour change is documented here:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206841 ***