Bug 46469 - memory alloc (3475134059 bytes) returned NULL" on some RPM operations
memory alloc (3475134059 bytes) returned NULL" on some RPM operations
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: 2001-06-28 18:22 EDT by Dominik Geisel
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-28 18:22:13 EDT
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Description Dominik Geisel 2001-06-28 18:22:10 EDT
as written in the mailing list, I cannot "rpm -qa" any more because I get

 the error "memory alloc (3475134059 bytes) returned NULL"

How Reproducible:happens always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. enter rpm -qa



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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-30 14:17:33 EDT
FIxed in rpm-4.0.3-0.55. Meanwhile, your rpm/Packages and my rebuilddb
log are at
Do the following
	cd /var/lib/rpm
	mv Packages Package-SAVE
	cd ..
	tar xzvf rpmdb3-46469-FIX.tar.gz
	rpm --rebuilddb -vv
Comment 2 Juan Carlos Orrego 2001-08-06 17:35:56 EDT
I have the same problem : memory alloc (1768337276 bytes) returned NULL, when
trying to make any rpm operation (rpm --rebuilddb, kpackage, rpm -qa). i try to
find the newest package (rpm-4.0.3-0.55) and i couldnt. what shoul i do now?
there is anyone fixing Packeges or what?

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