Bug 10169 - updatedb dumps core
Summary: updatedb dumps core
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slocate   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-03-14 17:41 UTC by R P Herrold
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-20 16:05:59 UTC
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Description R P Herrold 2000-03-14 17:41:46 UTC
Bug 9445 had this issue as well.

... I think it is NOT fixed ... updatedb has never worked on 6.1 for me.

[root@pokey bin]# updatedb ; cat /etc/redhat-release ; rpm -q slocate
socket(PF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 3
connect(3, {sun_family=AF_UNIX, sun_path="/var/run/.nscd_socket"}, 110) =
-1 ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)
close(3)                                = 0
open("/etc/nsswitch.conf", O_RDONLY)    = 3
fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1744, ...}) = 0
read(3, "#\n# /etc/nsswitch.conf\n#\n# An ex"..., 4096) = 1744
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
Red Hat Linux release 6.1 (Cartman)
[root@pokey bin]# ls -al /etc/nsswitch.conf
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root         1744 Sep 20 05:13 /etc/nsswitch.conf
[root@pokey bin]#

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-14 17:49:59 UTC
What's your nsswitch.conf file look like; also, can you get a backtrace
of a debugging version?

Comment 2 R P Herrold 2000-03-14 18:14:59 UTC
... looks pretty generic to me ...

[root@pokey bin]# cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
# /etc/nsswitch.conf
# An example Name Service Switch config file. This file should be
# sorted with the most-used services at the beginning.
# The entry '[NOTFOUND=return]' means that the search for an
# entry should stop if the search in the previous entry turned
# up nothing. Note that if the search failed due to some other reason
# (like no NIS server responding) then the search continues with the
# next entry.
# Legal entries are:
#       nisplus or nis+         Use NIS+ (NIS version 3)
#       nis or yp               Use NIS (NIS version 2), also called YP
#       dns                     Use DNS (Domain Name Service)
#       files                   Use the local files
#       db                      Use the local database (.db) files
#       compat                  Use NIS on compat mode
#       hesiod                  Use Hesiod for user lookups
#       [NOTFOUND=return]       Stop searching if not found so far

# To use db, put the "db" in front of "files" for entries you want to be
# looked up first in the databases
# Example:
#passwd:    db files nisplus nis
#shadow:    db files nisplus nis
#group:     db files nisplus nis

passwd:     files nisplus nis
shadow:     files nisplus nis
group:      files nisplus nis

#hosts:     db files nisplus nis dns
hosts:      files nisplus nis dns

# Example - obey only what nisplus tells us...
#services:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#networks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#protocols:  nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#rpc:        nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#ethers:     nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#netmasks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

ethers:     files
netmasks:   files
networks:   files
protocols:  files
rpc:        files
services:   files

netgroup:   nisplus

publickey:  nisplus

automount:  files nisplus
aliases:    files nisplus


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-20 16:05:59 UTC
fixed as of the latest slocate build (2.1-3)

Comment 4 R P Herrold 2000-10-11 18:45:19 UTC
... the issue turned out to be a combination of the LOCALE env. variable being
set, and slocate not creating a new locate.db cleanyl ...

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