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



I do indeed have Red Carpet on my system.

I'm poking around Ximian's knowledge base now.  I have a feeling it
might have something to do with the python-popt packages.  I dunno; all
I remember is an error running Anaconda that related to python in some
way (I was not able to save that error message, dammit).


On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 18:29, andy wergedal wrote:
> 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
> > AIM:  Buffalo2K   ICQ: 11646404  Yahoo!: rscrawford
> > 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
> > 
> > vi vi vi - the editor of the beast
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Richard S. Crawford

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invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupery

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