Suddenly, whenever I attempt to use yast2 --install, or even yast2 --update,
I get the following error:
“YaST got signal 11 at YCP file /usr/share/YaST2/clients/sw_single.ycp:187
/sbin/yast2: line 386: 4728 Segmentation fault $ybindir/y2base $module “$@”
“$SELECTED_GUI” $Y2_GEOMETRY $Y2QT_ARGS”.
zypper is broken as well, infact whenever I issue a zypper --command, I receive
a “segmentation fault”
I tried several recovery methods to correct the issue, as deleting
/var/cache/zypp/zypp.db and rebuilding my rpm db with rpmbuild --rebuilddb,
without any success.
These are the pkg versions currently in use:
Which version of OpenSuSE do you use?
I’m using OpenSuSE 11.0 with the following versions of your mentioned packages:
A segmentation violation upon base software means that something is really bad with your configuration. Such an error message is an example of meaningless unfriendly error messages. I think that EVERY operating system can confront the user with it. I hate segmentation fault that bad as an invalid page fault from Windows 9X.
The s…t thing is that updating seems impossible due to that nasty s…tty segmentation violation.
I’ve met such an error upon base software as well, because I’ve used 3 memory bars of different sizes on an old Pentium III. Replacing to 3 equal sized memories resolved the problem.
Overclocking might also cause a Linux PC to flip.
Maybe this can help you.
I am using openSUSE 10.3.
I red something related to HW malfunctions as memory, could cause segmentation faults.
One time I used memtest by using installation DVD, but I stopped that test just before the full completation.
My machine is a 64bits AMD Turion MK36 laptop, with 2GBRAM; it is only 6 months old and I never opended it to change memory or other internals parts, so I don’t believe that my problem is caused by faulty HW.
In any case I thank you very much for your comments.