Bug 56187 - rpm -ta generates file "tar: *.spec: Not found in archive"
rpm -ta generates file "tar: *.spec: Not found in archive"
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-11-13 13:42 EST by Pekka Pietikäinen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-14 12:44:51 EST
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Description Pekka Pietikäinen 2001-11-13 13:42:35 EST
Description of Problem:

When you try to rpm -ta foo.tar.gz, where foo.tar.gz doesn't contain a
.spec file,
a file named "tar: *.spec: Not found in archive" is created in the specfile
directory.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

4.0.3-1.03

How Reproducible:

1. rpm -ta tarfilewithoutspecfile.tar.gz

Actual Results:

File gets created 

Expected Results:

Nothing is generated (and maybe a nice error message about it too)
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-15 18:44:12 EST
My favorite rpm bug. The fix -- when the time comes --
will be to eliminate tar build modes, as the whole mess
should have been implemented as a shell script a long
time ago. Meanwhile, what's there is there.

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