Bug 81450 - rpmdb dumps core, bt included
rpmdb dumps core, bt included
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-09 12:02 EST by Toni Willberg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-10 14:36:12 EST
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Description Toni Willberg 2003-01-09 12:02:40 EST
Description of problem:
 rpm --rebuilddb -vv dumps always core on one box.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
 rpm --rebuilddb -vv

Actual Results:  
 Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Backtrace from gdb:

#0  0x400622be in providePackageNVR () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#1  0x4007f844 in doGetRecord () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#2  0x4007fb37 in db1cget () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#3  0x40068663 in dbiGet () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#4  0x4006aa59 in XrpmdbNextIterator () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#5  0x4006d52d in rpmdbRebuild () from /usr/lib/librpm.so.0
#6  0x804a2f0 in poptResetContext ()
#7  0x4016b9cb in __libc_start_main (main=0x8049c84 <poptResetContext+2712>,
argc=4, argv=0xbffffb44, init=0x8048ecc <_init>,
    fini=0x804a3bc <_fini>, rtld_fini=0x4000ae60 <_dl_fini>,
stack_end=0xbffffb3c) at ../sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c:92
Comment 1 Toni Willberg 2003-01-10 03:14:16 EST
Ok, after Googling around I found this solution:

Download following packages from:

  (and others if you need them)

Upgrade them: rpm -Uvh rpm-4.0.4-6x.21.i386.rpm popt-1.6.4-6x.21.i386.rpm
 (ps. I had to remove ucd-snmp and ucd-snmp-utils as they depend on rpm-4.0.2!)

After upgrading just run rpm --rebuilddb and everything works again.

I strongly suggest releasing rpm-4.0.4 officially as this bug seems to bother
many people and it's not trivial to find a way to fix it.
Comment 2 Toni Willberg 2003-01-10 03:18:36 EST
Additionally, you can downgrade back to rpm-4.0.2 after you've rebuilded your
rpm db with rpm-4.0.4. This might be required if you use fe. apt or something
else that requires rpm-4.0.2.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-10 14:36:12 EST
Downgrading to rpm-4.0.2 is silly, recompile
whatever packages have dependencies is better

Make sure you do --rebuilddb to convert from db1 ->db3,
traceback shows that you have not done this.
Comment 4 Toni Willberg 2003-01-11 08:00:07 EST

What part of downgrading to _official_ version of RPM you find silly? :o

I don't compile any packages myself if I just can avoid it. And I will avoid it
as there's no reason to do it. That's RedHat's task. :)

Secondly, what do you mean by converting db1 -> db3? Do you mean that upgrading
from RPM 3.x to 4.0.2 does not do it automatically? If not, there's a bug in RPM
4.0.2 spec obviously.

And last, why did you mark this as "WORKSFORME" as there's clearly a bug? Even
if there's a solution to go around this bug, it does not mean the bug is gone away.

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