Kernel 3.6.29, Slackware 14.0, x86_64.
GNU ld (Linux/GNU Binutils) 18.104.22.168.2.20120424
Hi: I have just found this: during booting, the following notifications:
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Updating shared library links: /sbin/ldconfig &
ldconfig:segfault at xxxxxx ip yyyyyyy sp zzzzzzz error 4 in ldconfig [400000 + e5000]
/etc/rc.d/rc.M: line 25: 1356 Segmentation fault /sbin/ldconfig
The last message is wrong: it is really a couple of lines above 25 that ldconfig is invoked. So I have a segmentation fault at boot time! Having to do with the linker, and some linking processes taking place at run time, methinks I've got into real trouble. I guess some files have been damaged and a reinstallation of those files is advisable. But what files?
EDIT: looking at /var/log/messages, messages.1,..., messages.3, I can state this problem just started on November 19.
EDIT: ldconfig is in both glibc-2.15, belonging to the L series and glibc-solibs-2.15, belonging to the A series. So I guess I could proceed with reinstallation of these series. But, in the case of series A, won't this override many of my personal settings?
EDIT: problems with RAM are unlikely, as this machine is brand new, just boughted. I notwithstanding ran a memory test during three hours, and found no faults. For the same reason, the hard disk is not to be suspected. But the optical disk unit is cheap. It could be that, and the system sometimes reported I/O errors while reading optical disks. But only when these had been burned by me. Not on factory stamped optical disks. However, they were burnd using this unit.