Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56187
rpm -ta generates file "tar: *.spec: Not found in archive"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
When you try to rpm -ta foo.tar.gz, where foo.tar.gz doesn't contain a
a file named "tar: *.spec: Not found in archive" is created in the specfile
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1. rpm -ta tarfilewithoutspecfile.tar.gz
File gets created
Nothing is generated (and maybe a nice error message about it too)
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.