Bug 8309 - tar spec file doesn't show where the source is really from
tar spec file doesn't show where the source is really from
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-09 11:32 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-09 12:45:43 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2000-01-09 11:32:15 EST
The spec file for tar claims that the source for it comes from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/tar/tar-%{version}.tar.gz, but the latest version
available in that location is 1.13, even though what's currently being
shipped in the RPM is 1.13.16.  I dug around a bit but was unable to figure
out where the source is actually coming from.  The spec file should
identify the actual location from which the source came.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-09 12:45:59 EST
Thanks, fixed.
The actual download location is alpha.gnu.org/gnu/tar
We're using the so-called alpha version because it fixes a number of disturbing
bugs that are still present in the "stable" version.

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