The table/view TVDIR has no generated maintenance dialog

We have an interesting issue.

We are in a ECC 6.0 Development Environment with BASIS release 700. We created a table and also a table maintenance for it. When releasing the transport containing the table with the maintenance we get the error:

The table/view TVDIR has no generated maintenance dialog
Message no. SCPR028

You tried to read data/information about a table/view which should have a generated maintenance dialog (see "Table/View Maintenance Transactions": SM30/SE54). This maintenance dialog does not exist, or it is incomplete (there is no entry in the table TVDIR).

This probably indicates an inconsistency in the view.

Inform your system administrator or SAP.

TVDIR DOES contain the appropriate entry. SM30 works on the z table.

We then deleted the entry from TVDIR via SM30 and the release worked.

We created a 2nd table without table maint and release worked.

It's almost as if the code is incorrect (reversed) for checking the existence of the table maint. It should DEFINITELY have failed after I deleted the TVDIR entry manually..but it succeeded. SAP Notes search turns up nothing.. Anyone seen this?

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