Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502394
complaints from yum update
Last modified: 2016-11-24 07:42:13 EST
Description of problem:
I can't tell whether this is a problem with yum or with the particular components being updated, or even with my previous installation state, but I just did a yum update and saw some messages that I find worrying.
Please let me know whether all is well or there is a problem, and if so what to do about it.
The messages are of two types:
- some .so is not an ELF file
- some .so is not a symbolic link
The complaints come from updates to cairomm, totem-gstreamer, totem-xine
The transcript is attached.
Another problem that I find cause for concern, which in fact is what caused me to do the yum update in the first place, is that I got the following error from cvs:
$ cvs up
cvs: error while loading shared libraries: libdes425.so.3: cannot dynamically load executable
This had worked before. In fact, the error came from a daily cron job.
$ locate libdes425
$ ls -l /usr/lib64/libdes425.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2009-04-09 10:15 /usr/lib64/libdes425.so -> libdes425.so.3.0
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14752 2008-08-05 14:14 /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15144 2009-04-07 11:26 /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3.0
[2009-05-24 10:36:28 root@number11 ~/clisp]
$ cp /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3 /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3-old
$ cp /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3.0 /usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3
cp: overwrite `/usr/lib64/libdes425.so.3'? y
$ cvs up -d
... now works
This seems related to the problem above, and equally inexplicable to me, so the same questions apply.
Created attachment 345260 [details]
transcript of yum update
Created attachment 345262 [details]
The other one seems to be auto detected as a "bin" file.
This one I explicitly describe as plain text.
This is ldconfig complaining ... not yum.
As to why, I'm not sure ... do you have glibc.x86_64 installed?
(In reply to comment #3)
> This is ldconfig complaining ... not yum.
> As to why, I'm not sure ... do you have glibc.x86_64 installed?
Yes, yum list installed says
glibc.x86_64 2.9-3 installed
Now that I have had to reboot and cannot start X, and that trying to do so generates errors like this:
** (gnome-settings-daemon:3468): WARNING **: /usr/lib64/libgnomekbd.so.3: invalid
** (gnome-settings-daemon:3468): WARNING **: Cannot load plugin 'Keyboard' since
file '/usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-2.0/libkeyboard.so' cannot be read.
I begin to think that the complaints above are real.
I have done another yum update recently, which generated more such errors but it
was in an xterm that did not keep a complete history, so I only have a partial transcript. I'll now attach both that transcript and the complete transcript of my last startx command.
Since I can't use X (or who knows what else) on that machine (for which reason I'm not using it to enter this), I'm raising the severity of this bug to high.
Created attachment 346031 [details]
partial transcript of second yum update
Created attachment 346032 [details]
attempt to startx
That looks very much like a corrupted file system, try running fsck.
I eventually solved this problem (for myself, not for others) by moving to fc11.
So at this point I don't have a way to reproduce it.
I guess the bug can be closed. I hope it can still be of some help to others if they experience similar problems.