Bug 105712 - segfault went attempting to install a package into an empty db
segfault went attempting to install a package into an empty db
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-26 15:27 EDT by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:34:24 EDT
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strace of rpm segfaulting (36.20 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-26 15:29 EDT, Adrian Likins
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Description Adrian Likins 2003-09-26 15:27:06 EDT
Description of problem:

[root@isqa3 bin]# ls -la /tmp/foo2/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Sep 27 04:25 .
drwxrwxrwt   11 root     root         4096 Sep 27 04:21 ..
[root@isqa3 bin]# rpm -ivh --dbpath /tmp/foo2 --justdb
V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 897da07a
Segmentation fault

Seems to work on a x86_64 I tried, but segvaults on a ppc64

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@isqa3 bin]# rpm -q --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}\n" rpm

How reproducible:
seems to do it everytime

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Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-09-26 15:29:02 EDT
Created attachment 94765 [details]
strace of rpm segfaulting
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-10 09:31:11 EST
Is this still an issue with rpm-4.2.1-4.2?
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-29 10:47:44 EDT
Adrian do you still see this with latest rpm erratum for RHEL 3 on ppc?
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:34:24 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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