rpmbuild harmless error message

Florian Festi ffesti at redhat.com
Mon Feb 16 12:45:56 UTC 2015

On 02/13/2015 05:58 PM, David.Dembrow at corp.rockwellcollins.com wrote:
> I have a spec file to package an internal application that generates the
> following error messages which appear to happen before the prep section:
>         tar:  Error in writing to standard output
>         tar:  Error is not recoverable exiting now
> then it starts processing the prep section, and eventually successfully
> builds the rpm packages.
> Can someone help me track down what the problem is and how I may get rid
> of the problem.

Hard to tell without the spec file. You are aware that the %setup macro
will try to unpack the source tarball, right?


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