Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56040
rpm 4.0.3 with --nodirtokens creates empty package
Last modified: 2008-09-15 16:55:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I specify --nodirtokens to build a pre rpmlib 3.0.4-1 (e.g., Red Hat
package, the resulting package does not contain any of the files. rpm -qlp
them, but the package is very small (10KB rather than the ~1.7MB it should
and installing it does not really install any of the files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Simply build some package using --nodirtokens.
running "rpm2cpio package.rpm | cpio --list" yields only "1 block", rather
the expected list of files. Building the same package without
yields a fully functional .rpm.
FWIW, rpm-4.0.2 has been released for Red Hat 6x,
so that is the "supported" version of rpm at this time.
--nodirtokens appears to work for me in rpm-4.0.3, verified by examining a
binary rpm with hexedit, as I have no machines with pre-rpm-3.0.4
Perhaps you need an explicit
%define _noPayloadPrefix 1
to remove the leading "./" prefix in payload files. rpm itself is prepared
Did you try "rpm2cpio package.rpm | cpio --list" ? After building with
all I get is a "1 block" listed, rather than the list of names. I do have
defined as you suggested.
If you wish I can send you the script that builds the empty RPM for me. I just
include it right away because It's happened to me to *every* RPM I build with
I just tested this on Fedora Core 4 using rpm 4.4.1, and it's still broken.
This bug was closed prematurely.
Continued on bug 462391.