Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117364
rpm-build always crashes with a segmentation fault when trying to compile src rpm packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
When using rpmbuild -bp on spec file or rpmbuild --rebuild on a src
rpm file, then rpmbuild always crashes with a segmentation fault.
This problem always occurs. At first I thought that maybe the package
I used has some errors, but then trying other packages, always the
same problem arises.
I have a nearly clean Fedora Core install with only a few packages
from Fedora.us and a few other packages (mainly audio and video
related applications and libraries) from FreshRPMs installed. Beyond
this I have also installed the mono packages from Ximian.
I am not sure, if this problem also occurs immediately after the
installation of Fedora Core. But I don't know with which appl/libs
rpmbuild could have problems.
The package I would to build is the alsa-driver package. I build a new
kernel yesterday, because I need NTFS filesystem support by the kernel
to access (read-only) some of my data which is located on a NTFS
partition I had to use over the last few years. But then I also need
to compile a new alsa-driver package, or include the package in the
There may be other ways in this case to accomplish this task, but the
problem does still exist with other packages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. call rpmbuild --rebuild alsa-driver-1.0.2c-1.fr.src.rpm
Actual Results: Program output: Segmentation fault
after that the prompt appears.
Expected Results: My package should have been compiled and a binary
package should have been built.
see description of the bug.
Can you supply a URL to exactly the alsa src.rpm that
you are trying to build so that I can try to reproduce?
Could it be this one?
yep that's the right one
I suspect that this problem is (or rather was) due to
other causes than rpm flaws. Feel free to reopen if
my guess is wrong.