Subject: Re: pkg_create is core dumping on me.
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/1999 14:19:23
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On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, R. C. Dowdeswell wrote:
> In pkg_install-19990119, when I try to install a new pkg (I've
> tried a few), pkg_create cores with a seg fault, and I've tracked
> it down to
> work/pkg_install/create/pl.c -- check_list().
> This is called out of:
> work/pkg_install/create/perform.c -- pkg_perform()
> within a:
>     if (PlistOnly) {
>         check_list(home, &plist, basename_of(pkg));
>         write_plist(&plist, stdout);
>         exit(0);
>     }
> Is this a known fixed problem (pretty recently), or is it reproduced,
> should I look into it a bit further when I get some time?

Um, can you compile the pkg_* tools with -ggdb and give me a full "bt"
from gdb?

> The pkg that is failing is glib-1.1.12, and there were a couple of
> others.  For another point of reference, I am using NetBSD/alpha.

Hum... I take you did compile the glib-1.1.12 from pkgsrc?
(One doesn't add binary packages with pkg_create but with pkg_add, but
that's mostlikely known).

The glib (1.1.12) on my i386/current machine here is from Jan 20th, so it
seems this didn't show up here. :/

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>