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Bug 43907 - rpm core dumps while parsing nsswitch.conf (order: ldap files)
rpm core dumps while parsing nsswitch.conf (order: ldap files)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openldap (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-07 17:33 EDT by Alex Vorobiev
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description Alex Vorobiev 2001-06-07 17:33:55 EDT
Description of problem:
rpm 4.0.2-8

passwd: ldap files
same for shadow and group

while installing apache 1.3.19-5, core dumps

from strace it looks like it chokes while parsing the /etc/nsswitch.conf

if order reversed (files ldap), the installation works fine

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. specify ldap files order in nsswitch.conf file as above
2. try to install apache

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-07 18:01:10 EDT
Rpm doesn't know ldap from padl, so this is a ldap problem, ...
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-07-03 16:28:11 EDT
This is a rare run-in with limitations on use of dynamically-loaded modules in
statically-linked binaries.  A workaround which gets around the problem by
shunting the queries to another process is to isntall and use nscd.  At some
point we'll have a better solution for this.

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