Bug 109558 - rpm sometimes locks or dumps core
rpm sometimes locks or dumps core
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-09 12:53 EST by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-10 13:00:44 EST
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2003-11-09 12:53:43 EST
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Description of problem:
While trying to install some rpms from freshrpms.net (xine and its
dependencies) rpm locked up after showing that the first rpm has been
installed. After manually removing /var/lib/rpm/__* and rerunning rpm
-Uvh * everything worked fine.

At first I tried to install only a subset of all needed rpms for xine.
Sometimes I got the list of the missing dependencies and sometimes rpm
just gave a segmentation fault error.

These kind of problems occured to me on Red Hat 8.0 but never on Red
Hat 9.


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How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install xine and its dependencies
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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-11-10 13:00:44 EST
I see no reproducible problem here. I can't fix what I can't
reproduce.
Comment 2 echristo 2003-12-19 20:49:59 EST
I've had this problem periodically on my laptop as well. A fresh
install and up2date will occasionally hang.

I was able to work around it by installing some packages slowly and
making sure i had all of the dependencies beforehand. This didn't
happen on an older dell laptop, just on the newer t30...

Not reopening because this still isn't much of a bug report :)

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