Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166566
Segmentation fault when Fetching rpm headers
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:13:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
In both case ; command line or gui and both vrsions up2date-4.4.5-1 and up2date-188.8.131.52-2 when i try to update my system (all the rpms) up2date crash with error message : "Segmentation fault" just after "Fetching rpm headers". its happen also with rhn_check
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
up2date-4.4.5-1 and up2date-184.108.40.206-2
Steps to Reproduce:
Could you attach the output of running it under strace? (ie, "strace up2date -u
--nox", or whatever command you were actually using)
I executed the folloing commnd :
strace up2date -u --nox > up2date-output 2> strace-result
Kindly find attached the 2 files (up2date-output and strace-result)
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Hmm. I suspect that those would be more useful if they were together, so it was
easier to tell (I suspect the developer might be able to tell, but I cannot
right now) when the "Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rh-i386-desktop-4...
Fetching rpm headers..." bits were happening in the strace.
I presume the seg fault happens at the end of the strace you attached?
New file attahed, "Fetching rpm headers..." is in the begin of the file,
actually i executed the following command :
strace up2date -u --nox > result 2>&1
If you think that there is any better way to have more informations please don't
Thanks and regrds.
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Ok, if you could include information about the hardware you are using, and
whether or not it happens on any other machines, that would be excellent.
Additionally, if "up2date -l" works, it would be good to know what the packages
available for download are. If that works, it might also be interesting to check
if you can use up2date to install individual packages, rather than the entire
set at once, without a seg fault. (I'm wondering if it's a specific package or
possibly a specific combination of packages, rather than just up2date in
general, causing this behavior, you see)
Also, if this is something for which you have urgency (I did not get the
impression of such, but figured I'd say so anyway), I note that you would be
best off contacting support by either calling Red Hat's Technical
Support line at 888-GO-REDHAT or filing a web ticket at
http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/. Bugzilla is not an official support
channel, has no response guarantees, and may not route your issue to the
correct area to assist you. Using the official support channels above will
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individual or group which can best assist you with this issue and will also
allow Red Hat to track the issue, ensuring that any applicable bug fix is
included in all releases and is not dropped from a future update or major
looks like something in rpmlib, reasigning there
ulimit -c unlimited and repeat using strace -fF and attach a compressed version
of the core dumped along with exact rpm version (rpm -q rpm rpm-libs)
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