Bug 131469 - rpm -e segfaults
rpm -e segfaults
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-01 12:47 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-02 13:09:04 EDT
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strace of rpm segfault (20.71 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-09-01 12:48 EDT, Chris Ricker
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Description Chris Ricker 2004-09-01 12:47:19 EDT
[root@mailserver rpm]# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.00?
[root@mailserver rpm]# /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb_verify /var/lib/rpm/Packages 
[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm -q kernel
[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm -e kernel-2.4.22-1.2188.nptl
Segmentation fault
[root@mailserver rpm]# 

This is a stock current-on-patches FC1 box
Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2004-09-01 12:48:53 EDT
Created attachment 103345 [details]
strace of rpm segfault
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-02 11:38:26 EDT
Strace hints at data problem with retrieved header.

    rpm -qa --qf '[%{*:xml}\n]'
segfault? that command reads every byte of every header.

Try --rebuilddb if segfault.

You might also import pubkeys to strengthen the header
blob integrity checks (if you haven't already).
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-02 11:40:32 EDT
And perhaps try cache removal before --rebuilddb
    rm -f /var/lib/rpn/__db*
Comment 4 Chris Ricker 2004-09-02 12:08:57 EDT
The rpm -qa --qf didn't segfault, but it did produce this error:

[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm -qa --qf '[%{*:xml}\n]' > /tmp/rpm-headers
error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#     395 Header V3 DSA signature:
BAD, key ID 4f2a6fd2
[root@mailserver rpm]# 

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-02 12:18:34 EDT
OK, that is damaged data blob.

rpm --rebuilddb will discard any header that do not verify.

/var/log/rpmpkgs.log comparison ill teel you what header was dropped,
see also rpm -qa --last output.
Comment 6 Chris Ricker 2004-09-02 12:29:09 EDT
Looks like that fixed it

[root@mailserver tmp]# cd /var/lib/rpm
[root@mailserver rpm]# rm -f __db.00?
[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm --rebuilddb
error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#     395 Header V3 DSA signature:
BAD, key ID 4f2a6fd2
[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm -e kernel-2.4.22-1.2188.nptl
[root@mailserver rpm]# rpm -e kernel-2.4.22-1.2179.nptl

Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-02 13:09:04 EDT

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