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Bug 72384 - rpm --i segfaults
rpm --i segfaults
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-08-23 07:35 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-23 07:35:21 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-23 07:35:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
rpm install of any package segfaults when nscd (name server caching daemon) is
installed but not running.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install and/or stop nscd
2.try to install another package
3.watch rpm segfault

Actual Results:  rpm dies with segfault whilst installing a package

Expected Results:  rpm installs a package

Additional info:

socket(PF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 8
connect(8, {sin_family=AF_UNIX, path="/var/run/.nscd_socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT
(No such file or directory)
close(8)                                = 0
open("/etc/nsswitch.conf", O_RDONLY)    = 8
fstat64(8, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1784, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 1784, PROT_READ, MAP_SHARED, 8, 0) = 0x40407000
_llseek(8, 1784, [1784], SEEK_SET)      = 0
fstat64(8, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1784, ...}) = 0
munmap(0x40407000, 1784)                = 0
close(8)                                = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-08-23 08:55:19 EDT
Hmmm, are you using LDAP passwords? If so,
then you need to start nscd in order to avoid
a linkage problem in PAM that affects statically
linked binaries like rpm.

Please reopen this bug if LDAP was not the problem.

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