Bug 68857 - rpm provides files which name is its error message
rpm provides files which name is its error message
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8527
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-07-15 05:25 EDT by Nakai
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Nakai 2002-07-15 05:25:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
rpm commands provides rpm's error message files in
/usr/src/redhat/SPECS. Such like:

tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: *.spec: Not found in archive

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ta /dev/null
2. It provides a file 'tar: *.spec: Not found in archive' in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/

1. rpm -ta emacs.spec (some ascii file)
2. It provides a file 'tar: This does not look like a tar archive' in

Actual Results:  Error messages come to be empty files in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/

Expected Results:  Error message should be go to stderr, not in files.

Additional info:

I wondered why and who makes this crappy files for
a long time, since I started to touch Red Hat Linux.
So many people should wonder too.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-07-15 11:51:50 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8527 ***

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