Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 44129
"Segmentation fault" when using RPM
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
My intention was to upgrade my KDE environment to KDE 2.1
So I have Downloaded all RPM-files neccessary.
I followed the instructions & FAQs at www.kde.org/documentation/faq/install.html
(among the instructions I upgraded my RPM to version 4.0.2-6x using an RPM-file).
I started to install the qt-packages. Everything went well until I installed the kdesupport-2* package.
I got a message that files in the new package was is conflikt with files in the old kdesupport-1* package.
So I removed the old packge with the command rpm -e kdesupport-1..1.2* . It got removed alright.
Then when trying to install the new package I got the message: "Segmentation fault (core dumped)"
I tried to re-install the old package again (with rpm -ivh ...) but I get the same errot message: "Segmentation fault ..."
So now I am without any kdesupportpackage and there seems to be way to get either one back.
I tried to rebuild the dependancy database with rpm --rebuilddb. But hte same message: "Segmentation fault ...." shows up.
I have also tried to re-create the file database with the command: updatedb. No success.
When I try to force an installation of either kdesupport package (by rpm ... --force) I get the meassage: "cannot open depends index using db1 -
Invalid argument (22)"
Do not know
Steps to Reproduce:
A tar-file of the directory cd /var/lib with subdirectories can be retrieved at the URL above.
My system is: Linux version 2.2.12-20 on an IBM ThinkPad 600. Redhat Linux with basic version 6.1 with some upgrades to 6.2 level (e.g.
rpm version 4.0.2-6x).
Doing a --rebuildb with a recent version of rpm-4.0.3 (-0.37 is latest)
from Raw Hide will fix your problem. Please reopen this bug if you need more
One probelm left. I cannot find version -0.37 of RPM from RawHide. The latest version I have found is -0.31.
Where can i retreive version 4.0.3-0.37 of RPM ??
There should be a recent version of rpm-4.0.3 in Raw Hide, pushed yesterday
I;'ve been told. I'm still wortking on getting packages on ftp.rpm.org, soonish
Meanwhile, I can send you a repaired copy of your packages.rpm if
that would help. Send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> if so.