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FS#24649 - pacman

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Liao Haohui (liaohaohui) - Thursday, 09 June 2011, 14:19 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 10 June 2011, 09:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I am not sure about the testing/pacman as well since I encountered crashing of


when the network connection is not available and when network connection stalls.

I am force to downgrade to


Trying pacman -S midori --debug didn't help me identifying the cause of core dump. So I can only report to Arch Linux community to see if some can guide me to debug this issue, which I feel is critical since pacman is the critical package manager for ArchLinux.

I did a full pacman -Syu (testing version in pacman.conf) on the 9th June 2011.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Friday, 10 June 2011, 09:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#24615 
Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Thursday, 09 June 2011, 17:38 GMT
This is a very unhelpful bug report. No useful title, no proper log or errors. Anyway, the problem is probably  FS#24615  so this is likely a duplicate.
Comment by Liao Haohui (liaohaohui) - Friday, 10 June 2011, 03:36 GMT
It may also be related to the following problem

since it is mentioned in as a glibc problem
(as I did a full testing upgrade).

However, just to point out some phenomena for comparison: pacman 3.5.2-1 works, older versions of gtk3 and glib2 seem to work for my firefox (with no crash).
Comment by Liao Haohui (liaohaohui) - Friday, 10 June 2011, 05:19 GMT
Dear Sven-Hendrik Haase,

Sorry for a lousy report. But I have tried installed pacman-3.5.3-1 on my ArchLinux stable. No core dump happen. So it should be the glibc you mentioned. The glibc also caused my firefox to core dump. I reported with a wrong observation in My appology to you.

I have attached stable.txt and testing.txt to indicate that runnning pacman-3.5.3-1 on the stable ArchLinux has no core dump, but on testing ArchLinux, the glibc-2.14 is causing a lot of problem, not only pacman crashed, but also firefox, midori crashed.

May be the message here can be merged to some other task. Thanks!
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 10 June 2011, 09:26 GMT
This is almost definitely the glibc issue so I will close as a duplicate.