Thanks again Pinoc,
(I use mc regularly, from the early Norton days :-) even built the current version :-)
just doublechecked, there is only text information files, one INSTALL and one UPGRADE executable in this src.rpm, - I try some other at a later time,
just for interest, where did you know of the solution to the cpio problem, I've searched for hours!
nice day to you as well :-)