Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47736
rpm in 7.1 is completely broken
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:31 EDT
Description of Problem:
install of gnucash fails with core dump
$>rpm -Uvh gnucash*
fails with seg fault
$>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:
should install or rebuild rpms..
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
oh, funny thing is that gnorpm seems to work just fine.. to bad I can't build rpms using that
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
tar czvf /tmp/rpmdb.tar.gz
and I'll get you a fix.
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