On 22 Apr 2001 19:19:53 -0600, R. Steve McKown wrote:
> Attempting to upgrade an RH7.1 system freshly built using RH7.1 and the
> Release-1.0-test2 SGI XFS installer to the latest 1.0-test3 in an
> attempt to solve a problem.
> I have noticed that rpm will generate a Segmentation fault when attempting:
> rpm -Uvh --test kernel-source-2.4.2_SGI_XFS_0.10.4d1.i386.rpm
> This happens at approximately 50% of the way through the test update, as
> indicated by the last percent value shown during the test update.
> I have downloaded the rpm from oss.sgi again, but receive the same
> problem. The other 7 RPMs I need to update do not exhibit this problem.
This is a shot in the dark, but what version of rpm are you running?
(rpm -q rpm) rpm 4.0 has segmentation fault "problems" when it's used
on databases that have been touched by rpm > 4.0 (i.e. 4.0.2).