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Old 17th June 2010, 08:23 PM
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yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Hello , I would like to know if there is a way to repair a fedora 13 installation without using yum or using smart .
Both applications are exiting with a "segmenttation fault".

This happend after an general update and the installation of a couple of applications when the installer exited with an error message that indicated that there was not enough diskspace left.
The message was wrong because there was plenty of space left and all of the applications were installed, just
important programs used for changing the systems started crashing.
Here is a small list of prgs that are crashing: yum , smart, system-config-firewall, system-config-printer,abrt-gui
and I guess I might find easily more.
Strange rpm seems to work.

Has somebody an idea how to solve the mess.
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Old 17th June 2010, 08:43 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Hallo
if rpm is still healthy you can download the packages from a repository manually.

for i368 ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/fedora...dates/13/i386/
for x86_64 ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/fedora...tes/13/x86_64/

Then install the packages manually with rpm:

rpm -Ivh --force /path/to/rpmfile.rpm

Tray to reinstall python, yum and rpm like that.

If yum works is working again. I would refresh all packages:

yum --exclude=kernel reinstall *

This takes may a several hours.
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Old 17th June 2010, 08:48 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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Hallo
if rpm is still healthy you can download the packages from a repository manually.

for i368 ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/fedora...dates/13/i386/
for x86_64 ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/fedora...tes/13/x86_64/

Then install the packages manually with rpm:

rpm -Ivh --force /path/to/rpmfile.rpm

Tray to reinstall python, yum and rpm like that.

If yum works is working again. I would refresh all packages:

yum --exclude=kernel reinstall *

This takes may a several hours.

Wrong switch, the package should be updated not installed (using the -i switch could result in dupes)


Code:
rpm -Uvh --force /path/to/rpmfile.rpm
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Old 18th June 2010, 06:01 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

thanks for the replies,
while I am downloading maybe someone can tell me if it is necessary to leave the graphic mode.
If yes, how ?
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Old 18th June 2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Hallo
If you did start yum in a console on the grafic mode, yes.
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Old 18th June 2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Is there a way like in slackware where you become root and from there with a " telinit=1" you go into single user mode and from there you can safely repair or upgrade everything ?
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Old 18th June 2010, 08:09 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Fedora does have 6 runlevels.

ID Description
0 Halt
1 Single-User mode (without networking)
2 Multi-user mode console logins only (without networking)
3 Multi-User mode, console logins only
4 Not used/User-definable
5 Multi-User mode, with display manager as well as console logins
6 Reboot

to change the runlevel use:
init 1
(this will end many services and all applications of users exact of root.)

to go back to graphical mode:
init 5

to to reboot:
init 6


If you like to login on non graphical mode, while the X sesseion is still in the background running, you can press: ctrl+alt+F2. To go back to the graphical login, press: ctrl+alt+F1
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Old 18th June 2010, 08:28 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

reinstalled yum , python, rpm
but yum is still not working and the rest crashes all the same as before.
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Old 18th June 2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

mmmm... there seems to be more wrong. I would do a clean installation. It think it is the faster way. To search all the problem takes may much longer. If yum isn't working it can be a hairy thing.
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Old 18th June 2010, 08:40 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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reinstalled yum , python, rpm
but yum is still not working and the rest crashes all the same as before.

How about posting some useful output i.e run the app in a terminal, saying it doesn't work isn't helpful.
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Old 19th June 2010, 03:58 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Unfortunately the output in console is only
this
yum
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
or
smart
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
and so on.
If someone knows a way for getting more verbose output, I would like to know it.
Another thing: How can I control that it is not a problem of permissions.?


About reinstalling:
I personally do not like reinstalling because if the mess happens again what do you do, reinstall
again ?
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Old 20th June 2010, 08:10 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

You can now start to debug your system. May you will find the corrupted lib. If you find them, than you can update them manually. You could go along the despecies of the packages. Starting by yum.

But believe my, it will take much less time to setup your system new. Save your /home and /etc. (and on a server /var) You can copy them back, if you install the same packages again. It is what I have to do on a fedora server, if I face such problems.
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Old 14th December 2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: yum Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I am getting errors with yum not Segmentation faults.
Segmentation fault (core dumped) when I try to do anything with rpm... I tried to use yum to reinstall rpm... what can I do to with a corrupted RPM install.
Is their source for RPM?
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