Bug 87805 - rpm segfaults when installing RPMs
Summary: rpm segfaults when installing RPMs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-02 19:17 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-03 16:37:30 UTC

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strace of rpm segfaulting (34.20 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-04-02 19:19 UTC, Chris Ricker
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Description Chris Ricker 2003-04-02 19:17:52 UTC
This is on a fresh everything install of RHL 9, + Jakub's potential glibc errata

When I try to install wine RPMs (wine- and wine-devel-20020605-2.i386.rpm from
RHL 8.0, rebuilt on RHL 9), I get a segmentation fault

As a starting place, I'll attach the strace.  The RPMs are probably too big to
attach, but I can put 'em on the web if you'd like to download them

Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2003-04-02 19:19:50 UTC
Created attachment 90848 [details]
strace of rpm segfaulting

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-02 23:41:27 UTC
I can't tell much from the strace, other than that you
are segfaulting soon after trying to retrieve a public key
to verify a package.

Some mixture of the following usually fixes:
    a) rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
    a) rpm --rebuilddb -vv
    b) erasing and reimporting the public key

SO which of those fixed the problem?

If not fixed, please include output of whatever
operation is segfaulting with -vv added.

Comment 3 Chris Ricker 2003-04-03 16:16:01 UTC
rpmdb --rebuilddb (which I did for other reasons; see Bug 87812) seems to have
fixed this....

Comment 4 Chris Ricker 2003-04-03 16:17:17 UTC
Oh, I actually did both (a) and (b)

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpmdb --rebuilddb

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-03 16:37:30 UTC
OK, looks solved.

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