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Re: /usr/bin/gcj-dbtool problem



On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 11:49 +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Dan Williams writes:
>  > On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 23:11 -0500, Andrew Overholt wrote:
>  > > CCing Andrew Haley
>  > > 
>  > > * Erwin Rol <mailinglists erwinrol com> [2006-02-01 22:55]:
>  > > > 
>  > > > For a while i have the the problem that /usr/bin/gcj-dbtool hangs until
>  > > > i kill it. This is a problem because most java packages use it in their
>  > > > %pre and %post script, and so all installs (and updates) of java
>  > > > programs like eclipse and openoffice hang.
>  > > 
>  > > I believe Andrew Haley was tracking this down.  I don't think it has
>  > > anything to do with the CDT.
>  > 
>  > I was having a problem with this once with mock and the Extras
>  > buildsystem, and we thought the cause might have been python <= 2.3,
>  > which masks _all_ signals for new threads.  Somebody said that gcj uses
>  > signals for thread control, which may have lead to a deadlock waiting
>  > for a thread to exit when the signal was simply ignored due to python
>  > stupidity.  Not sure if signal masks have anything to do with rpm, but
>  > it seemed to be the issue with python <= 2.3.
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179002
> 

That looks exactly like the problem i see, so i guess thats the bug.
(why is it that when I search bugzilla before mailing I never find bug
reports, and when I mail before searching there there already is a bug
report :-)

- Erwin




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