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Re: New F8 kernel install error



Teo Fonrouge wrote:
> On Thursday 24 January 2008 07:47:10 pm Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> Is anyone else seeing this:
>>>   Installing: kernel                       #########################
>>> [1/4] /sbin/mkinitrd: line 186: 12264 Segmentation fault      $ldso
>>> --verify $bin > /dev/null 2>&1
>> It happens when I try and install the new kernel-2.6.23.14-107.fc8.i686
> 
> I have just installed the same kernel version without problems.
> 
> It's possible that mkinitrd is having trouble building the initial image 
> needed by the new kernel with your specific hardware configuration.

Nope.

mkinitrd has the following function in it:

> get_dso_deps() {
>     bin="$1" ; shift
>     DSO_DEPS=""
> 
>     declare -a FILES
>     declare -a NAMES
> 
>     # this is a hack, but the only better way requires binutils or elfutils
>     # be installed.  i.e., we need readelf to find the interpretter.
>     if [ -z "$LDSO" ]; then
>         for ldso in /lib*/ld*.so* ; do
>             [ -L $ldso ] && continue
>             [ -x $ldso ] || continue
>             $ldso --verify $bin >/dev/null 2>&1 || continue
>             LDSO="$ldso"
>         done
>     fi

The line that fails is $ldso --verify $bin > /dev/null 2>&1 || continue

While invoking one of the files that match /lib*/ld*.so* the sigsegv
occurs.  The comments claim that this is a hack.  I think a better hack
is needed....

My list of files that match:

> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 128952 2007-10-18 04:49 /lib/ld-2.7.so
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     17 2006-10-31 23:41 /lib/ld-linux.so.1 -> ld-linux.so.1.9.5
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  25386 2000-02-03 09:14 /lib/ld-linux.so.1.9.5
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      9 2007-11-09 19:36 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 -> ld-2.7.so
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     13 2006-09-14 16:09 /lib/ld-lsb.so -> ld-linux.so.2
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     13 2007-11-13 18:41 /lib/ld-lsb.so.3 -> ld-linux.so.2
> -rwxr-xr-x 2 root root  99660 2000-02-03 09:14 /lib/ld.so
> -rwxr-xr-x 2 root root  99660 2000-02-03 09:14 /lib/ld.so.1.9.5

I think that mkinitrd is at fault, not the kernel.

> You can try downloading the new rpm kernel and then install it without 
> executing the POSTIN script:
> 
> #rpm -Uvh --nopost kernel-2.6.23.14-107.fc8.i686.rpm
> 
> and then run the mkinitrd manually with verbose param to try to get more info 
> for the error:
> 
> #mkinitrd -v -k /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.14-107.fc8 -i /boot/initrd-2.6.23.14-107.fc8
> 
> Of course, if the above has success, then you need to modify too your 
> grub.conf file in order to reboot with the new kernel.

See above, we already know what is failing.  The question is *why* is it
failing?

> I have not tried the above procedure, but feel free to give it a try if you 
> wish :)

Thanks for answering.

-- 
Kevin J. Cummings
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