Bug 886395 - rpmbuild -ta is confused by two specs in tarball
Summary: rpmbuild -ta is confused by two specs in tarball
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-12 08:16 UTC by Fabian Deutsch
Modified: 2015-04-10 14:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-04-10 14:23:53 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Tarbal with two specs. (625 bytes, application/x-bzip2)
2012-12-12 08:16 UTC, Fabian Deutsch
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Description Fabian Deutsch 2012-12-12 08:16:22 UTC
Created attachment 662107 [details]
Tarbal with two specs.

Description of problem:
Running rpmbuild -ta against a tarball containing two specs (both in different subfolders) leads to an "second %prep" error.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -ta sp.tar.bz2
Actual results:
$ rpmbuild -ta sp.tar.bz2
error: line 55: second %prep

Expected results:
rpmbuild complains about second spec or any other detailed information

Additional info:
- adding -v or -vv also doesn't help to find the cause of the problem

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2012-12-14 10:44:45 UTC
Heh, its very confused indeed. With rpm 4.9.x I get similar results:

[pmatilai@localhost rpm-4.9.x]$ ./rpmbuild -ta ~/sp.tar.bz2
error: File /home/pmatilai is smaller than 13 bytes
error: line 55: second %prep
[pmatilai@localhost rpm-4.9.x]$

With newer versions its even more bizarre:

[pmatilai@localhost rpm]$ ./rpmbuild -ta ~/sp.tar.bz2 
error: File /home/pmatilai: Is a directory
[pmatilai@localhost rpm]$

I'll have a look, but whether this is ever going to get fixed for rpm 4.9.x specifically is another story.

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Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2013-07-04 06:57:48 UTC
Moving to rawhide to avoid timeouting, the issue still exists in all rpm versions including upstream git.

Comment 4 Florian Festi 2015-04-10 14:23:53 UTC
Fixed upstream as 90976cf618cbeef1ab3dd557c0cfcff041330696

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