Bug 439344

Summary: rpmbuild crashing in libelf.so.1 on x86_64
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Anthony Symons <ant>
Component: elfutilsAssignee: Roland McGrath <roland>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Description Anthony Symons 2008-03-28 05:20:27 UTC
Description of problem:

Im attempting to create an RPM package of a binary only toolkit that is
currently distributed in tar format. Im playing with the rpmbuild system just to
see if I can put together a working package. For some reason though, rpmbuild
segfaults in libelf.so.1.

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


How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download 100mb tar.bz2 of the directory I am trying to rpm. Unpack to /root/
2. Change to top dir with specfile
3. rpmbuild -ba <filename>.spec
Actual results:

[root@ant aclab-rpm]# rpmbuild -ba aclab.spec 
Processing files: aclab-drivers-
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Expected results:


Additional info:

I was unable to create a smaller test case, so have provided the whole lot for
reproducability. I realise that my use of rpm is probably not kosher, as I am a
beginner packager trying to learn the ropes. I expect a segfault in libelf.so.1
is not acceptable, even there is a problem with my use of the tools.


Comment 1 Roland McGrath 2008-04-01 00:25:05 UTC
I have a fix upstream.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-05-21 19:48:48 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-05-21 19:51:21 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-05-21 19:52:58 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-05-29 02:39:40 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update elfutils'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F7/FEDORA-2008-4457

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-07-30 20:08:30 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-07-30 20:11:33 UTC
elfutils-0.135-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:17:30 UTC
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:56:26 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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