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Bug 53322 - "rpm -ta" on tarball without .spec litters filesystem
"rpm -ta" on tarball without .spec litters filesystem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8527
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-09-06 12:10 EDT by Ed Marshall
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Ed Marshall 2001-09-06 12:10:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010803

Description of problem:
If you perform an "rpm -ta <package>.tar.gz" on a tarball that doesn't
contain a spec file, you'll end up with a file name "tar: *.spec: Not found
in archive" in  %_topdir/SPECS.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/abiword/abiword-0.9.3.tar.gz
2. rpm -ta abiword-0.9.3.tar.gz
3. ls /usr/src/redhat/SPECS ;-)

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Just a cosmetic annoyance, really, but should probably be fixed.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-09-06 12:50:32 EDT
Yup, my favorite rpm bug. I use it to qualify rpm hackers :-)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8527 ***

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