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Re: pkg/41452: pkg_add failure for local packages

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41452; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41452: pkg_add failure for local packages
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 03:07:31 +0000

 On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:03:50AM +0200, Nino on NetBSD 4.0 wrote:
  > Indeed, that is what I thought, too, appears most probable on the
  > first look, doesn't it? But then again, how is Xubuntu 8.04 ABLE to
  > open and even extract the packages, shouldn't it fail, too?
 Well, maybe. If you have bad RAM, different systems will allocate
 memory in different patterns and to different things, and fail in
 different ways or sometimes not at all, depending on what happens to
 sit on the bad spot(s).
 It's also possible that we have a problem handling the disk controller
 you've got... or something on the motherboard... or even the CPU. Can
 you reply (here or to PR 41453, which seems like the most suggestive
 and easily tackled of the the problems you've reported) with some
 hardware info, like dmesg output from bootup?
 Trying a 5.0 kernel might be useful, and running memtest86 for a
 while probably wouldn't hurt...
 David A. Holland

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