Bug 105973 - /sbin/new-kernel-pkg segfaults while installing kernel
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg segfaults while installing kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-09-29 23:00 EDT by louisgtwo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-01 18:01:56 EDT
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Description louisgtwo 2003-09-29 23:00:50 EDT
after rebuilding kernel srpm, installing segfaults /sbin/new-kernel-pkg
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-29 23:17:01 EDT
Does new-kernel-pkg itself segfault, or something that it calls?
Comment 2 louisgtwo 2003-09-30 01:49:30 EDT
Well, when I go rpm -i kernel-XXX it installed but there is a seqfault and the
modules.* files in /lib/modules/2.4.22* are not created.

If there are some debugging option I should use let me know.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-01 16:28:58 EDT
(bugzilla db horkage, adding comments back by hand)

------- Additional Comments From katzj@redhat.com  2003-09-30 12:59 ------
Which kernel were you installing? 

And you can do `sh -x /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --depmod
--installkernelversion` to see exactly what's segfaulting.

------- Additional Comments From louisg00@bellsouth.net  2003-10-01 02:51-----
I'm trying to install the recent rawhide kernel. Recompiled with a few options I
like. I just replaced the kernel-2.4.22-i686.config file with a version made
with menuconfig and did a rpmbuild -ba --target i686 kernel-2.4.spec. I compile
what I need into the kernel so no need for a initrd image.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-01 16:30:54 EDT
What version of elfutils did you have installed when you built the kernel? 
There was a version (0.86) that created horked modules that then would cause a
depmod segfault like this.  0.89 should have it fixed
Comment 5 louisgtwo 2003-10-01 17:46:57 EDT
[louisg00@tiger louisg00]$ rpm -q elfutils

If there is a newer one in rawhide I will update and rebuild kernel. Any other
packages go with this?
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-01 18:01:56 EDT
Newer's in rawhide and will definitely fix this.  Only other things that go
along are the elfutils-libelf and elfutils-devel if you have them installed.

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