Bug 1671 - RPM 2.5.5 (RH5.2) segfaults on upgrading, e.g. wmconfig
RPM 2.5.5 (RH5.2) segfaults on upgrading, e.g. wmconfig
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-03-22 09:46 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 17:35:17 EDT
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-03-22 09:46:40 EST
RPM segfaults and dies on upgrading a number of packages,
even immediately after 'rpm --rebuilddb'. For example, on
upgrading wmconfig from wmconfig-0.6-1 to...

Name        : wmconfig                    Distribution:
OpenLinux 1.2
Version     : 1.0                               Vendor:
Caldera, Inc.
Release     : 2                             Build Date: Wed
Jan  7 11:32:18 1998
Install date: (not installed)               Build Host:
buildmeister.caldera.com
Group       : System/Desktop                Source RPM:
wmconfig-1.0-2.src.rpm
Size        : 248976                           License: GPL



DDD 3.0 (i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1), by Dorothea L|tkehaus and
Andreas Zeller.
Copyright ) 1998 Technische Universitdt Braunschweig,
Germany.
(gdb) run -Uhv /inst/redhat/extras/wmconfig-1.0-2.i386.rpm
Starting program: /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/rpm-2.5.5/./rpm -Uhv
/inst/redhat/extras/wmconfig-1.0-2.i386.rpm
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/AfterStep.M4 saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/AfterStep.M4.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/Common.M4 saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/Common.M4.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/Fvwm1.M4 saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/Fvwm1.M4.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/WmConfig saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/WmConfig.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/desk saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/desk.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.bindings saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.bindings.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.config saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.config.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.functions saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.functions.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.goodstuff saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.goodstuff.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.menus saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.menus.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.menus.exclude saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.menus.exclude.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.modules saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.modules.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.options saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.options.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.styles saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/rc.styles.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/xinitrc saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/xinitrc.rpmorig
warning: /etc/X11/wmconfig/xsessionrc saved as
/etc/X11/wmconfig/xsessionrc.rpmorig
wmconfig                    #######################
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x809c54f in chunk_free (ar_ptr=0x80d9494, p=0x810ab40) at
malloc.c:2959
malloc.c:2959: No such file or directory.
(gdb)
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-26 19:47:59 EST
Try upgrading to rpm-2.5.6 available from ftp.rpm.org.
If problem persists, please reopen this bug.

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