|Summary:||RPM dies with fatal err on alpha|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Kelly Cox <kaycee>|
|Component:||gnorpm||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-08-22 14:17:57 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Kelly Cox 2000-01-24 20:56:40 UTC
when trying to install anything RPM dies with fatal error, floating point exception. i tried to install an editor.. then xclock... then xfrisk... 3 out of 3, same error. it is a new install on a 64MB alphastation 200. it is out of the box vanilla install. i'm new to linux and red hat.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-24 21:36:59 UTC
What does "file /bin/rpm" say? What do "rpm --version" and "rpm -qa" say? How are you trying to install packages (literal text please)?
Comment 2 Kelly Cox 2000-01-25 19:11:59 UTC
RPM failed using GNOME RPM, trying rpm from the command line worked. I have also tried using GNOME RPM with the GNU compilers and libraries, it still fails with the same error...floating point exception. file /bin/rpm says: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, ALPHA(unofficial), version 1 statically linked, stripped rpm -version says 3.0.3 rpm -qa lists loads of stuff, but the not the stuff i tried to load, until i used the command line version of RPM.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-31 16:15:59 UTC
Try gnorpm-0.9-12 and rpm-*-3.0.4-0.36 from Raw Hide, there is at least one bug fixed in those packages that may be relevant to your problem. Changing component to gnorpm ...
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 20:32:59 UTC
Probably an indication that -mieee needs to be added to the default rpm_opt_flags on the alpha - without it, lots of programs that work on other architectures will go boom on the alpha.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 19:40:59 UTC
*** Bug 8737 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2000-02-14 22:15:59 UTC
I bet this is also a problem with not having -mieee on the Alpha CFLAGS :)
Comment 7 Alan Cox 2000-08-22 14:17:55 UTC
Was this fixed ???