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Description of problem:
The command used to bring up my modem connection to the internet:
stopped working, and produced the following error message:
Failed to activate ppp0 with error 8 (from man pppd ->The connect script failed
(returned a non-zero exit status))
Contents of file ppp0
connect "/usr/bin/wvdial --remotename ppp0 --chat 'Virgin'"
Entering the command manually
/usr/bin/wvdial --remotename ppp0 --chat 'Virgin'
produced the follwing error message
/usr/bin/wvdial: error while loading shared libraries: unexpected reloc type 0x05
Action to solve problem
Erase and reinstall wvdial rpm
rpm -e --nodeps wvdial
rpm -i wvdial-xxxx.rpm
This fixed the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat 8.0 fresh installation with ext3 filesystem and prelinking enabled.
P3-733 512MB ram, 30 & 120 GB HDDs.
All rpms up2date except kernel.
Do you use prelink?
I've had similar problems with prelink several times now.
Undoing prelinking fixed the problem, after prelinking
again this didn't occur any more (until after about a month
Yes, I have prelinked (with options --all --conserve-memory)
It's going to be quite hard to reproduce this one though I think.
My guess would be as simple as:
* Prelink an executable relying on library
* Upgrade the library
Obviously this doesn't happen with all executables, but the fact
it happened to me *twice* with ghostscript indicates something.
I'll try to reproduce it on Sunday.