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Bug 113843 - app-emulation/vmware-workstation- build failure (segmentation fault)
Summary: app-emulation/vmware-workstation- build failure (segmentation fault)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers [disabled]
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-28 13:54 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2005-11-29 08:35 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2005-11-28 13:54:13 UTC
>>> md5 files   ;-) vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/digest-vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/digest-vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/vmware.rc
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/digest-vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/90vmware-workstation
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/digest-vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/vmware.xml
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/vmware-workstation-
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/
>>> md5 files   ;-) files/
>>> md5 src_uri ;-) VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz
>>> Unpacking source...
>>> Unpacking VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz to
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 360: 10340 Segmentation fault      tar xzf
"${DISTDIR}/${x}" ${tarvars}

!!! ERROR: app-emulation/vmware-workstation- failed.
!!! Function unpack, Line 375, Exitcode 139
!!! failure unpacking VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ACCEPT_KEYWORDS='~x86' emerge -a vmware-workstation

Actual Results:  
segmentation fault

Expected Results:  
Build should work fine.

Portage (default-linux/x86/2005.1, gcc-3.3.6, glibc-2.3.5-r2,
2.6.14-gentoo-r2 i686)
System uname: 2.6.14-gentoo-r2 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.13
distcc 2.18.3 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [enabled]
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5, 2.4.2
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.12
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r6
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.20
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -mmmx -O2 -pipe -funroll-loops"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/env
/usr/kde/3.4/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -mmmx -O2 -pipe -funroll-loops"
FEATURES="autoconfig buildpkg ccache distcc distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="x86 X alsa apm arts audiofile avi berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo bzip2 cdr
crypt cups curl dga dio distcc dvd dvdr dvdread eds emboss encode esd exif expat
fam fbcon ffmpeg foomaticdb fortran gdbm gif glut gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2
gtkhtml hal idn imagemagick imlib java jpeg kde lcms libg++ libwww mad mikmod
mime mmx mng motif mozilla mp3 mpeg ncurses nls nptl ogg oggvorbis opengl oss
pam pcntl pcre pdflib perl png posix python qt quicktime readline samba sdl
sharedmem spell ssl svga tcpd threads tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts
udev usb vorbis xine xml xml2 xmms xv xvid zlib userland_GNU kernel_linux
Comment 1 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-29 06:38:16 UTC
Boot with an InstallCD and run memtest86 overnight.  If you're getting a
segmentation fault out of tar, you've got problems other than VMware... ;]

Some things to look for:

- failing memory
- overheating system
- failing CPU
Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2005-11-29 07:59:31 UTC
memtest86 reports no problems.  I haven't had a problem with _any_ of the
previous 5.0 builds.  Funny diagnosis, really.
Comment 3 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-29 08:35:01 UTC
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 360: 10340 Segmentation fault      tar xzf
"${DISTDIR}/${x}" ${tarvars}

That is basically saying that line 360 from, which is the line that
runs this tar command, which segfaulted, is the source of the error.  Basically,
it is saying that tar crashed.  This has nothing to do with the vmware ebuild,
it just happened to occur when you were merging vmware.  You can try again and
see if you have the same issue, but I'm leaning towards something being wrong
with your system in the way of hardware.

Also, there's no chance that you ran "memtest86 overnight" when I posted only an
hour before you.  Unless you have a *very* tiny amount of RAM, not even a single
pass would complete in that amount of time, let alone doing multiple passes to
ensure it isn't an intermittent problem.