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Re: [vox-tech] Segmentation Fault with RPM --rebuilddb
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Re: [vox-tech] Segmentation Fault with RPM --rebuilddb



Have you installed red-carpet?

-- Andy



--- Richard Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> wrote:
> I believe I've narrowed the problem down to some ugly
> Ximian packages
> that are on my system (I love Evolution, but I am
> seriously questioning
> my wisdom in putting the entire Ximian GNOME desktop onto
> my computer).
> 
> I communicated with a fellow at Ximian who suggests
> downgrading all of
> my Ximian packages, being especially careful with glibc,
> and doing a
> package-by-package upgrade of the RPM's on my system.
> 
> Grumble.
> 
> I wonder if it would be easier to zark my Linux
> installation as it is,
> tarring up my home directory into my data partition, and
> reinstalling
> RH8.0 from scratch?
> 
> Opinions?  Suggestions?  Advice?  Offers to come and do
> it for me
> (newbie fear setting in -- I can handle most kernel
> panics and just
> about everything else that comes up on my system pretty
> much on my own
> now, thanks to the extraordinary patience of my
> brother-in-law and this
> awesome LUG, but OS installs always intimidate the
> bejeebers out of me,
> even when I'm just doing a Windows install)?
> 
> Richard
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 13:53, Richard Crawford wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 11:58, ME wrote:
> > 
> > > Fail after a pwrite? Hmm. Would you mind running this
> again, but instead try:
> > > # strace -f rpm --rebuilddb
> > > ? The -f also does the strace on child processes
> spawned by the first. I
> > > am betting that "rpm --rebuilddb" actually calls a
> different program that
> > > is segfaulting and the strace is not contintuing to
> the next app being
> > > called.
> > > (Just guessing)
> > > 
> > > If the output of the lines just preceeding the
> SIGSEGV is the same, you
> > > dont need to paste it in again, just let us know. If
> the output leading up
> > > to the Segfault is different, could you include the
> new run/output like
> > > you did this time? :-)
> > 
> > I ran,
> > 
> > 	# strace -f rpm --rebuilddb
> > 
> > and got exactly the same output.  Eerie.
> > 
> > I should point out that other functions of rpm (-i, -e,
> -qa, etc.)
> > function normally.  It's when I run it with --rebuilddb
> that it bombs.
> > 
> > 
> > > On the topic of "time". After you run the program,
> does it immediately
> > > return the message "segfault" or does it take a while
> and occur after lots
> > > of disk activity?
> > 
> > It's immediate.  There's no hard drive activity at all.
> -- 
> Slainte,
> Richard S. Crawford
> 
> mailto:rscrawford@mossroot.com		http://www.mossroot.com
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> MSN:  underpope@hotmail.com
> 
> "It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is
> essential is
> invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupery
> 
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