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Bug 444606 - sys-power/powertop-2.2-r1 segfaults immediately on start
Summary: sys-power/powertop-2.2-r1 segfaults immediately on start
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 444542
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-24 19:04 UTC by Timothy Miller
Modified: 2012-11-24 19:18 UTC (History)
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Description Timothy Miller 2012-11-24 19:04:14 UTC
I have this installed:

[ebuild   R    ] sys-power/powertop-2.2-r1  USE="X unicode" 0 kB

When I run it, it segfaults immediately.  Running using gdb, I see this:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
nl_cache_refill (sk=0x837f570, cache=0x837fd20) at cache.c:939

To get more detail, I'd have to figure out how to get ebuild to extract the source, so I could compile it manually, but I don't know how to do that.
Comment 1 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-11-24 19:18:55 UTC
Steps to resolve for now:

> echo "=dev-libs/libnl-3.2.15" >> /etc/portage/package.mask
> emerge -1 powertop

I believe this package has been masked in Portage and is propagating through the mirrors, so syncing tomorrow might as well solve the problem. Don't forget to remove the mask over time.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 444542 ***