Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61874
Something creating "/.memdump" turd
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:09 EDT
I upgraded a bunch of packages on my machine last night to Raw Hide or Skipjack
* Upgraded: GConf ImageMagick SysVinit XFree86-100dpi-fonts
XFree86 XFree86-75dpi-fonts XFree86-Xvfb XFree86-base-fonts
XFree86-devel XFree86-doc XFree86-font-utils XFree86-libs
XFree86-tools XFree86-truetype-fonts XFree86-twm XFree86-xf86cfg
XFree86-xfs Xconfigurator arts bind bind-utils bison chkconfig
control-center cpp docbook-dtds dump elinks emacs emacs-el
enscript gawk gcc gcc-c++ gettext gimp gimp-devel gimp-perl glibc
glibc-common glibc-debug glibc-debug-static glibc-devel
glibc-profile glibc-utils gnome-core gnome-print gnome-vfs grep
gzip hwdata imlib initscripts intltool iproute iputils kdegames
kdelibs kernel-utils kmidi libao libgcc libgnomeprint15 librep
libstdc++ libstdc++-devel libxml2 man-pages mozilla mozilla-nspr
mozilla-nss mozilla-psm mpg321 mtr mtr-gtk netatalk newt ntsysv
openssh openssh-askpass openssh-askpass-gnome openssh-clients
openssh-server openssl openssl-devel pam_krb5 passwd patchutils
popt procmail psacct qt qt2 rmt rpm rpm-build rpmdb-redhat samba
samba-client samba-common timeconfig traceroute ttfm unzip xine
xpdf xscreensaver zip.
One of them left a turd called "/.memdump" on my hard drive. It's difficult to
determine exactly which package did this, but I think it's docbook-dtds. The
modification time on the file is Sun Mar 24 22:37:30 2002. The install date on
docbook-dtds is Sun 24 Mar 2002 10:37:28 PM EST, and the next install date after
that is Sun 24 Mar 2002 10:37:44 PM EST, for the "passwd" package.
If it's caused by upgrading docbook-dtds then it's from xmlcatalog. Daniel, any
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Thanks again for your help.
It was a temporary error, libxml2 was compiled with debug switched on
in the shipped RPM, long time closed !