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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 ;-)
Just a cosmetic annoyance, really, but should probably be fixed.
Yup, my favorite rpm bug. I use it to qualify rpm hackers :-)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8527 ***