Bug 56040 - rpm 4.0.3 with --nodirtokens creates empty package
rpm 4.0.3 with --nodirtokens creates empty package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-11-11 11:28 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-09-15 16:55 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2001-11-11 11:28:18 EST
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Description of problem:
When I specify --nodirtokens to build a pre rpmlib 3.0.4-1 (e.g., Red Hat
6.2) compatible
package, the resulting package does not contain any of the files.  rpm -qlp
does list
them, but the package is very small (10KB rather than the ~1.7MB it should
have had)
and installing it does not really install any of the files.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Simply build some package using --nodirtokens.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-20 10:35:27 EST
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
this way.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-11-20 11:53:58 EST
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
Comment 3 Bill Hayden 2006-06-15 16:53:21 EDT
I just tested this on Fedora Core 4 using rpm 4.4.1, and it's still broken. 
This bug was closed prematurely.
Comment 4 Peter Åstrand 2008-09-15 16:55:39 EDT
Continued on bug 462391.

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