Bug 53726 - rpm --rebuild /path/to/XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm dumps core
Summary: rpm --rebuild /path/to/XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm dumps core
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-17 02:31 UTC by John Jasen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 02:31:46 UTC

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Description John Jasen 2001-09-17 02:31:42 UTC
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Description of problem:
two seperate systems, running RH Linux 7.1, get core dumps trying to
rebuild XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm; from either rpm --rebuild 
XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm or rpm -ba XFree86.spec.

-v+ yields no useful information.

gdb -c core yields:
[root@geisha /root]# gdb -c core
GNU gdb 5.0rh-5 Red Hat Linux 7.1
Copyright 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux".
Core was generated by `/usr/lib/rpm/rpmb -ba --verbose --verbose --
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x4012bf44 in ?? ()

Please, spare me suggestions as to sig11; or pointers to the sig11 faq; or
suggestions to check my hardware; or ... One system, I could believe, as
its a frankenputer and hasn't been stable since adding the NVIDIA drivers;
but the other was a fresh install/patch and yielded a core error in the

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.acquire XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm
2.rpm --rebuild XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm or rpm -ivh
XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0.src.rpm and rpm -ba XFree96.spec

Actual Results:  [root@geisha /root]# rpm -ba -vv
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Expected Results:  was expecting failed dependencies and a night of staring
at the spec file and/or downloading src.rpms to fulfill them; was hoping it
would compile and make rpms cleanly, so I could toast my system by installing.

Additional info:

[root@geisha /root]# uname -a
Linux geisha 2.4.9-ac10 #1 SMP Sun Sep 9 14:29:18 EDT 2001 i686 unknown
[root@geisha /root]# gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/specs
gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-85
[root@geisha /root]# rpm -qa | grep glibc-2glibc-2.2.2-10

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-18 07:26:42 UTC
It's RPM that is dumping core, not XFree86.  This is a bug in rpm, one
that has long since been fixed.  Solution is to use rpm 4.0.3.

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