Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104050
rpm -q segfault
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
For some packages, rpm seg faults if the package specified is
name-version-release. If I only query name-version, it works fine.
Example (run as root):
# rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# rpm -q gawk-3.1.1
This worked fine for all other packages in beta2 for me when run as root.
But when I run this as non-root, there are two more packages that cannot be
queried this way:
$ rpm -q grub-0.93-4
$ rpm -q gzip-1.3.3-9
I am attaching the strace output of the three failed queries.
Created attachment 94327 [details]
rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9 strace output
Created attachment 94328 [details]
rpm -q grub-0.93-4 strace output
Created attachment 94329 [details]
rpm -q gzip-1.3.3-9 strace output
works for me:
[msw@sid lib]$ rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
[msw@sid lib]$ rpm -q grub-0.93-4
[msw@sid lib]$ rpm -q gzip-1.3.3-9
[msw@sid lib]$ rpm -q rpm
Can you use gdb, that is more useful than strace in getting a diagnosis.
I am trying to do so (rebuilt rpm and installed debuginfo), but ddd/gdb keep
"[New Thread -1218546256 (LWP 12320)]
Cannot find user-level thread for LWP 12320: generic error"
However, I found out more:
# LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# LANG=C rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# LANG=de_AT rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# LANG=de_AT.UTF-8 rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
# LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
(Same for the other packages, when run as normal user)
Can you reproduce it now?
I forgot this one:
# LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=C rpm -q gawk-3.1.1-9
still can't reproduce
try rpm --rebuilddb?
Forgot that one.
It actually helps - I do not know why ... closing.