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Bug 80118 - rpm 4.1 segmentation fault!
Summary: rpm 4.1 segmentation fault!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-20 06:15 UTC by percy lau
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 19:05:25 UTC

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Description percy lau 2002-12-20 06:15:19 UTC
Description of problem:
rpm install error!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rehat 8.0 
rpm 4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm --initdb --root /home/test
2.rpm -ivh --root /home/test foo.i368.rpm
Actual results:
Perparing...  ########################[100%]
Segmentation fault

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-20 15:22:21 UTC
Please create an strace output of the RPM process to reveal where RPM actually

# strace rpm <parameters> 2> rpm_stderr.txt

Attach rpm_stderr.txt to this bug.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-12-21 00:54:37 UTC
Better than an strace:

Try using -ivv rather than -ivh, and attach output here

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-06-23 20:53:58 UTC
I can reproduce, upgraded from RedHat 8.0 with -Uvh glibc-common and then glibc
(both from 9.0 updates), all rpm commands thereafter will cause segmentation fault.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-06-23 20:56:36 UTC
Ahem, all rpm -i and -e for package installation/removal commands, that is.
Have also tried the rpm rebuild procedure to no avail.
Please please help 

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-06-23 22:09:57 UTC
Yeehaa! found the solution:
030623 *** Found clue in bugzilla #86197

 Download all the below RPMs

 Some pseudocode here
 cd /
 for each foo
   rpm2cpio /downloads/foo > /home/foo
   cpio -i < /home/foo
030623 Reinstalled glibc-2.3.2-27-9

Now RPM works again, and the guy responsible for glibc not including the above
dependencies shall be b---slapped...


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