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Bug 8809 - RPM dies with fatal err on alpha
RPM dies with fatal err on alpha
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
: 8737 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-01-24 15:56 EST by Kelly Cox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-22 10:17:57 EDT
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Description Kelly Cox 2000-01-24 15:56:40 EST
when trying to install anything RPM dies with fatal error, floating point

i tried to install an editor..
then xclock...
then xfrisk...
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.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-24 16:36:59 EST
What does "file /bin/rpm" say?

What do "rpm --version" and "rpm -qa" say?

How are you trying to install packages (literal text please)?
Comment 2 Kelly Cox 2000-01-25 14:11:59 EST
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.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-31 11:15:59 EST
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 ...
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 15:32:59 EST
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.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 14:40:59 EST
*** Bug 8737 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2000-02-14 17:15:59 EST
I bet this is also a problem with not having -mieee on the Alpha CFLAGS :)
Comment 7 Alan Cox 2000-08-22 10:17:55 EDT
Was this fixed ???

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