Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8809
RPM dies with fatal err on alpha
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
when trying to install anything RPM dies with fatal error, floating point
i tried to install an editor..
3 out of 3, same error. it is a new install on a 64MB alphastation 200.
it is out of the box vanilla install. i'm new to linux and red hat.
What does "file /bin/rpm" say?
What do "rpm --version" and "rpm -qa" say?
How are you trying to install packages (literal text please)?
RPM failed using GNOME RPM, trying rpm from the command line worked.
I have also tried using GNOME RPM with the GNU compilers and libraries, it
still fails with the same error...floating point exception.
file /bin/rpm says: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, ALPHA(unofficial), version 1
statically linked, stripped
rpm -version says 3.0.3
rpm -qa lists loads of stuff, but the not the stuff i tried to load, until
i used the command line version of RPM.
Try gnorpm-0.9-12 and rpm-*-3.0.4-0.36 from Raw Hide, there is at least one bug
fixed in those packages that may be relevant to your problem.
Changing component to gnorpm ...
Probably an indication that -mieee needs to be added to the default
rpm_opt_flags on the alpha - without it, lots of programs that work on other
architectures will go boom on the alpha.
*** Bug 8737 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I bet this is also a problem with not having -mieee on the Alpha CFLAGS :)
Was this fixed ???