Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30751
rpm 4.0 core dump
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:59 EDT
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I installed rpm 4.0 from the source rpm. I then upgraded from glibc 2.1.3
to glibc 2.2.2. Now I get a core dump from rpm (didn't get this core dump
before upgrading glibc, but I'm not sure what's causing it).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rpm 4.0.
2. Install glibc 2.2.2.
3. Try to upgrade or install any .rpm.
[root@astra src]# rpm -U tix-8.3.2-7mdk.i586.rpm
rpm: ../iconv/skeleton.c:304: gconv: Assertion `outbufstart == ((void *)0)'
Aborted (core dumped)
Expected Results: Ideally, a successful upgrade (or a message about
Note that glibc 2.2.2 does update several entries in /usr/lib/gconv, if that's
what's going on here.
Modification: rpm 4.0 came from the tar.gz, not the source rpm.
Ok, I was able to eliminate the core dump by recompiling and reinstalling rpm
4.0. I had to add the following two lines to popt.c to get it to compile this
#define FLT_MAX 1e+37
#define FLT_MIN 1e-37
As far as I can tell, one possible clash between rpm 4 and glibc2.2.2 is that
they both write very different versions of /usr/local/include/libintl.h. There
may be (probably are) others.
There's an i18n structure incompatibility between glibc-2.1.3 and glibc-2.2.2
that affects statically linked binaries like /bin/rpm. You'll need to recompile