Bug 68857 - rpm provides files which name is its error message
Summary: rpm provides files which name is its error message
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8527
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: limbo
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-07-15 09:25 UTC by Nakai
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-15 09:25:33 UTC
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Description Nakai 2002-07-15 09:25:29 UTC
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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 15:51:50 UTC

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

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