Bug 58229 - rpm segfault
Summary: rpm segfault
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-01-11 11:46 UTC by Binand Sethumadhavan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-05 18:10:57 UTC
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Description Binand Sethumadhavan 2002-01-11 11:46:48 UTC
Description of Problem:
rpm CLI segfaults on rpm --repackage

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

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
binand@binand[~]:(35) rpm --repackage
Segmentation fault

Additional Information:
Default workstation install of redhat 7.2

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-01-13 01:21:01 UTC
Starting with a vanilla RH7.2 server install.

Tried to apply a subset of updates using: rpm -Fvh *.rpm
It got about 75% of the update packages installed, then started getting db errors.

ran: rpm --rebuilddb

ran: rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
ran: rpm --initdb 
rpmdb:Overflowpage 1536 of invalid type
... whole pile of similar messages ending in db3 error(-30985) from db->verify

ran: rpm --rebuilddb

ran: rpm -qa 
... listed several dozen rpms up until glibc-common-2.2.4-13 then

Am I forced to reinstall from scratch and hope for something better?
Or, is there a way to rebuild the entire rpm directory?

This is a rather *critical* tool to be exhibiting these sorts of problems.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-02-05 18:10:51 UTC
If you attach a pointer (i.e. URL, attachments won't work)
to a tarball fo your database
	cd /var/lib
	tar czvf /tmp/rpmdb-58229.tar.gz rpm
I'll see what I can save.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2002-02-24 17:25:47 UTC
CLosed for lack of input. Please reopen with
pointer to rpmdb tarball if this is still a problem.

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