Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118422
RPM assertion failed when building xalan-j
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
Description of problem: I can't seem to build xalan-j. I observed
this behavior on ia64, but it may be present on other architectures.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build xalan-j
Processing files: xalan-j-devel-2.4.1-11
Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
Requires: xalan-j = 2.4.1-11
Processing files: xalan-j-debuginfo-2.4.1-11
rpmbuild: rpmfc.c:957: rpmfcELF: Assertion `s != ((void *)0)' failed.
Additional info: I don't know if this is related or not, but rpmbuild
of eclipse also fails on x86_64 when stripping the binaries - it just
hangs for a bit and exits without any explanation.
The assertion is covering a "can't happen" condition of a NULL
return from an elfutils routine while trying to process
DT_SONAME for generating a Provides: soname_here
s = elf_strptr(elf, shdr->sh_link, dyn->d_un.d_val);
assert(s != NULL);
Does xalan-j have a DSO w/o an soname? Add if not.
Otherwise this is some deep compiler voodoo on ia64.
I reinstalled my ia64 box with one of the RHEL3 U2-Beta respins and
this went away. <shrug>