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Bug 62284 - rpmbuild segfaults when processing files
rpmbuild segfaults when processing files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-03-28 22:11 EST by Ryan Finnie
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-20 14:18:59 EDT
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Gzipped Tarball of SRPM, gdb backtrace, strace, and script (1.18 MB, application/octet-stream)
2002-03-28 22:13 EST, Ryan Finnie
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Description Ryan Finnie 2002-03-28 22:11:50 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20010901

Description of problem:
I haven't been able to isolate the exact circumstance threshold for the error,
but I will attach an SRPM that can reproduce it.  The tarball inside the SRPM is
a binary tree of /usr/local/apache for Apache 1.3.24.  Also attached are a
script output, an strace, and a gdb backtrace.  From the looks of the backtrace,
it has something to do with the nobody:nobody "proxy" directory:

Processing files: reproduce-20020328-1
(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
strcmp (p1=0x0, p2=0x8077f98 "nobody") at ../sysdeps/generic/strcmp.c:38
../sysdeps/generic/strcmp.c: No such file or directory.
	in ../sysdeps/generic/strcmp.c

though something else contributes to the segfault, because if I remove
everything except the "proxy" directory, it works fine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh reproduce-20020328-1.src.rpm
2. rpm -ba reproduce.spec

Actual Results:  Last few lines:

+ exit 0
Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.53088
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip-comment-note
Processing files: reproduce-20020328-1
Segmentation fault

Expected Results:  No segfault, build the RPM package.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ryan Finnie 2002-03-28 22:13:57 EST
Created attachment 51284 [details]
Gzipped Tarball of SRPM, gdb backtrace, strace, and script
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-03-30 11:37:41 EST
Have you tried with rpm-4.0.4?
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-06-20 14:18:54 EDT
IRK, forgot about this ticket.  Yeah, upgrading helped; I thought that machine 
had the latest version.

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