Bug 75531

Summary: rpm segfaults when installing/upgrading rpms.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Need Real Name <tdrake>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-09 16:23:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
rpm crashes when installing/upgrading certain rpms all at once.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  rpm-4.1-1.06

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
In this example I was installing enlightenment window manager on the system (I
know it's old, but I like it).  I saw this problem when installing a few other
programs as well on various computers with a fairly unmodified configuration.

1.  Download the following rpms from rpmfind.net and put them in their own
enlightenment-0.16.5-1.i386.rpm  (I got this one from the enlightenment.org website)

2.  Type the following command:  rpm -Uvh *.rpm --nodeps
3.  rpm crashes with a segfault.
4.  Installing each of the rpms individually instead of grouped together does
not yield a segfault.

Additional info:

When installing these same rpms in the exact same manor on RedHat 7.3 everything
is installed as expected.  I also tried passing rpm the --rebuilddb option which
didn't affect anything.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-10-09 18:46:15 UTC
You're downloading packages (fnlib at least)
from 1999 produced by rpm-3.0. Rebuild from
src.rpm's if you want these bits