Bug 47736 - rpm in 7.1 is completely broken
Summary: rpm in 7.1 is completely broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-06 18:21 UTC by Joe Acosta
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 18:36:23 UTC
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Description Joe Acosta 2001-07-06 18:21:31 UTC
Description of Problem:
install of gnucash fails with core dump

How Reproducible:
$>rpm -Uvh gnucash*
fails with seg fault
reproducable. constantly
$>rpm --rebuild xisp.src.rpm
fails miserably, with message, "must be source rpm"
$>rpm -i xisp.src.rpm install xisp source into /usr/src/redhat
after making this directory
$>rpm -ba xisp.spec 
fails with message of supported options, same as issuing rpm --help 

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
should install or rebuild rpms..

Additional Information:
 this is a clean fresh install of RH 7.1 
on an AMD 1.2GigHz T-bird with 1/2 gig of ram and 1/2 gig of swap space

Comment 1 Joe Acosta 2001-07-06 18:36:19 UTC
oh, funny thing is that gnorpm seems to work just fine.. to bad I can't build rpms using that

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-06 20:14:24 UTC
This is almost certainly a data problem in your database.

Try installing rpm-4.0.3-0.57 from Raw Hide or from
Then (I claim) a "rpm --rebuilddb" should fix your problem.

Finally, you'll need to decide which version of rpm you
wish to use. If rpm-4.0.2, then reinstall rpm-4.0.2 (but
you may see the problem reoccur). If rpm-4.0.3, then
install Raw Hide packages for gnorpm, kpackage, rpmfind,
and rpm2html from Raw Hide as well.

If the "rpm --rebuilddb" with rpm-4.0.3 doesn't fix your
problem, then please reopen this bug, and attach
a pointer (i.e. url, bugzilla attachments won't work) to
a copy of your database
	cd /var/lib
	tar czvf /tmp/rpmdb.tar.gz
and I'll get you a fix.

Comment 3 Joe Acosta 2001-07-08 02:55:11 UTC
I endedup up using the --oldpackage and 'downgrading to RH7.0" which also
segfaults.  Then I went in with the RH cdrom and took 7.1 and did and 'upgrade'
and upgraded gnorpm, which seems to have upgraded rpm as well adn now rpm is
behaving better.

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