Bug 44383 - RPM 4.0.2 Segmentation fault on "rpm --rebuilddb"
RPM 4.0.2 Segmentation fault on "rpm --rebuilddb"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-13 09:35 EDT by blom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-14 05:14:34 EDT
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My rpm-db from /var/lib/rpm (5.59 MB, application/octet-stream)
2001-06-13 09:39 EDT, blom
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Description blom 2001-06-13 09:35:46 EDT
Description of Problem:

I am experiencing the same problem many people have reported on rpm 4.0.2 after upgrading to it, viz. the segmentation fault appearing on 
querying the database past a specific package, or trying to rebuild it. 

My database is still in db1 format and attached as a tar.gz file - is there some simple fix?

I read the message in the Yahoo rpm-list group from Jeff asking a user to submit a bugreport with such a tar-file attached. Of course, if everyone 
start doing that it will create a right mess, but please forgive me for trying... I need my rpm to work!

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to rpm 4.0.2
2. rpm --rebuilddb
Comment 1 blom 2001-06-13 09:39:18 EDT
Created attachment 20962 [details]
My rpm-db from /var/lib/rpm
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-13 10:30:30 EDT
Can you attach a pointer (i.e. URL) to the tarball please? bugzilla
attachments have an upper size limit taht is too small for rpm
databases. Thanks ...
Comment 3 blom 2001-06-14 05:14:30 EDT
Many thanks for your swift reply. The file in question can be found at 

Best regards,
Anders Blom
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-14 10:10:43 EDT
A --rebuilddb with a recent version of rpm-4.0.3 from Raw Hide will fix your
Please reopen this bug if you need more.

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