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Re: segmentation error

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote, On 01/14/2009 07:38 AM:
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 4:01 AM, roland <roland cat be> wrote:
On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:05:57 +0100, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com>
Follow the instructions at


and then post the detailed backtrace here. "tar" uses several
libraries. It can be anything, even unstable hardware (such as bad RAM

This is the output I get:

[root tbred roland]# gdb /bin/tar
GNU gdb Red Hat Linux (

(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

I do not see much of a story here. I hope you do.


debuginfo-install tar

and repeat


and don't forget to issue 'bt' to get a back trace before quiting.
even with out debug symbols it can sometimes be useful, but is always more useful than you got above.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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