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Re: New F8 kernel install error



On Thursday 24 January 2008 10:57:38 pm 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

This is mine:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 128952 2007-10-18 03:49 /lib/ld-2.7.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      9 2007-11-10 01:22 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 -> ld-2.7.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     13 2007-11-10 02:23 /lib/ld-lsb.so.3 -> 
ld-linux.so.2

> 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?

Wrong glibc libs installed ?

What returns rpm -q glibc ?



best regards

Teo Fonrouge


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