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Bug 7624 - "rpm -qp[il]" dumps core for non-existant files
Summary: "rpm -qp[il]" dumps core for non-existant files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-06 08:40 UTC by fortytwo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-08 13:06:20 UTC

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possible patch (deleted)
1999-12-06 08:45 UTC, fortytwo
no flags Details | Diff

Description fortytwo 1999-12-06 08:40:54 UTC
If rpm is called with a "-qp" option and given the name of a non-existant
file, it will crash like this:

[fortytwo@manetheren dl]$ rpm -q rpm
[fortytwo@manetheren dl]$ rpm --version
RPM version 3.0.4
[fortytwo@manetheren dl]$ rpm -qip feh
open of feh failed: No such file or directory
rpm: rpmio.c:2398: Fclose: Assertion `fd && fd->magic == 0xbeefdead'
Aborted (core dumped)
[fortytwo@manetheren dl]$

Comment 1 fortytwo 1999-12-06 08:45:59 UTC
Created attachment 32 [details]
possible patch

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-08 13:06:59 UTC
Thanks for the patch. This is already fixed as
            if (fd)
If you're interested in helping to debug rpm-3.0.4, please check Raw Hide often
for updates as there will be lots of fixes in the next 2-3 weeks.

Otherwise, you're probably better off reverting to the production rpm-3.0.3.

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