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Re: New F8 kernel install error



On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 23:57 -0500, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> 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.
----
try running mkinitrd for an existing kernel, not the new kernel.
i.e. (I'm on my F7 system so you'll have to adjust)
mkinitrd -v initrd-2.6.23.12-52.test 2.6.23.12-52.fc7

does mkinitrd work for an existing kernel?

Craig


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