Bug 49024 - Segmentation Fault when doing rpm -qa or rpm --rebuilddb
Segmentation Fault when doing rpm -qa or rpm --rebuilddb
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-12 22:56 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-14 03:16:31 EDT
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My RPM database (2.48 MB, application/octet-stream)
2001-07-12 23:03 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2001-07-12 22:56:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm using rpm v4.0.2 with Redhat 6.2.  Some packages must have gone bad in
the rpm database but i have no idea how to fix it.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qa or
2. rpm --rebuilddb

Actual Results:  ...
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Expected Results:  No Segfault

Additional info:

it happens if I do rpm -qa or rpm --rebuilddb.  I can install and remove
packages fine though.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-07-12 23:03:37 EDT
Created attachment 23469 [details]
My RPM database
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-13 08:33:52 EDT
Try installing rpm-4.0.3-0.57 from
A "rpm --rebuilddb" should fix your problem.

If that does not fix the problem, please reopen this bug and I'll try
to get you a fix.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-07-14 03:15:27 EDT
I've installed the RPM package you've mentioned and now if i do rpm -ivh or rpm
-Uvh it saids "error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm" and typing
rpm -qa shows nothing
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-16 11:12:21 EDT
Try "rpm -qa --dbapi 1". If that displays your packages, then do
	rpm --rebuilddb --dbapi 1 -vv
to convert from db1 to db3 format.

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