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



oh well,

I thought that there might be something to the red-carpet
rpm database vs the up2date rpm database.

-- Andy

--- Richard Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> wrote:
> 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
> > > 
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> 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
> 
> vi vi vi - the editor of the beast
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