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Re: segmentation error



On 1/14/09, roland <roland cat be> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:05:57 +0100, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:04:08 +0100, roland wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Hello everybody,
> > >
> > > First of all, my best wishes for 2009. May all the problems you couldn't
> > > solve in 2008, find  a solution in 2009. Good health, loving children,
> > > many friends.
> > >
> > > Now my problem:
> > > '
> > > when I type t
> > > ar' I get a 'segmentation error'
> > > I thought, maybe there is an error in tar, so I copied it from another
> > > installation. Same error.
> > >
> > > Does it sound familiar to somebody?
> > >
> >
> > Follow the instructions at
> >
> >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces
> >
> > and then post the detailed backtrace here. "tar" uses several
> > libraries. It can be anything, even unstable hardware (such as bad RAM
> > chips).
> >
> >
>
> This is the output I get:
>
> [root tbred roland]# gdb /bin/tar
> GNU gdb Red Hat Linux (6.3.0.0-1.159.el4rh)
> Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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> Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
> There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
> This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...
> (no debugging symbols found)
> Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
>
> (gdb) run --cvzf buXXX b*
> Starting program: /bin/tar --cvzf buXXX b*
> (no debugging symbols found)
> (no debugging symbols found)
>
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x0806d4e6 in ?? ()
> (gdb) Quit
> (gdb)
>
>
> I do not see much of a story here. I hope you do.

We can't see anything cause the tar command was not compiled with
debug information (extra bits with information about how the program
works). Yo have to install the tar debuginfor RPM.

Cheers

>
> Thanks
> Roland
>
>
>
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