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Old 12-02-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
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Segmentation fault while running RPM


Dear Friends,

I have Red Hat 8. I upgraded GLIBC to latest, to install the latest softwares. I did work fine. Then I had installed only GNOME desktop, not GNOME development environment. Now when I try to install GNOME development environment, system is asking for Xft 2.0 version only, it is not accepting Xft 2.1 version, which I upgraded (unncessarily by mistake) sometimes back as dependency resolving process of some other application installation. What I need?

1. Trying to revert back Xft with old package version through RPM command with --oldpackage, --force, --repackage..... but I always get "Segmentation Fault". But RPM command works fine with other package installation. I tried --rebuilddb also., but no use. How to revert back to old version of Xft, so that I can install GNOME development environment?

2. Another approach: So far I have tried installing GNOME development environment with "redhat-config-package" GUI tool only. I have started thinking of installing this complete package (Standard + Optional) through command line, so that I can force RPM to take new version of Xft. Is it the right way of thinking? If it is so, how to do that? bacause of a lot of Standard package RPMs are involved in GNOME development system, which may have a lot of dependencies.

Expecting your help in this regard,

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:04 AM   #2
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Did you install and upgrade all the glibc packages that may be required? If you installed just the main glibc package, it may appear to have worked but soon after RPM itself relies on glibc to install rpm's. It sounds like to me according to the seg fauls your getting, glibc got boinked.

This has happened to me a few times by me making stupid mistakes.. I didn't even bother trying to fix, it was less time just reinstalling the server and setting it up rather than trying to fix glibc problems.

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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any other solution?

Yes, I installed entire glibc package. If I am able to install RPM package itself, i mean rpm-xxxxxxx.rpm, any possibility of solving the problem.

Sorry my dear friend, i don't want to reinstall entire system again, any other try i can give? any other suggestion, how touch it may be, no problem.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: any other solution?

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Yes, I installed entire glibc package. If I am able to install RPM package itself, i mean rpm-xxxxxxx.rpm, any possibility of solving the problem.

Sorry my dear friend, i don't want to reinstall entire system again, any other try i can give? any other suggestion, how touch it may be, no problem.
If you can't install any program by RPM as it will give a segmentation fault error, your going to have to install around that in which I'm hoping you have gcc installed to possibly install from source. I'd suggest first trying to fix glibc, that's most likely your problem and its going to affect your whole system as many applications depend on it. It its truly screwed up, don't plan on rebooting your system anytime soon and you'll find some applications and or command might not work. But that's your first step, getting glibc fixed.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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Also take a look at this thread, same problems your basically having with seg faults: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=247343
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:56 AM   #6
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thanks tricky!

Thanks tricky! At last as u said initially I resinstalled the system. Because as you said i had problem in running most of the RPMs and my own programs. After all I have linux for learning development of application and device driver... if it is not possible what is the use of having a cute penguin?
 
  


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