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Re: cygcheck -c gives an Application Error

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Don Sharp wrote:

> See inline comments below
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Don Sharp wrote:
> >
> > > I ran cygcheck -c this morning and the result, copied from the screen,
> > > is attached in cygfail.out. It resulted in an Application Error popup
> > > reporting
> > >         The instruction at 00406cfe referenced memory at 0x00000000
> > >
> > > The output stops after texinfo is reported.
> > >
> > > The package list is fully reported by cygcheck -s -r -v whose output is
> > > attached in cygcheck.out.
> >
> > If you just want to see the list of packages, "cygcheck -cd" should work
> > fine.  It looks like cygcheck dies when trying to process compressed setup
> > package listings, so I'd guess you have a corrupted package database.
> > Try "cd /etc/setup && gunzip -t *.lst.gz" to verify all the listing files.
> I've done the "Try" line above and there are no reported errors. Bear in
> mind that the package list given by "cygcheck -s -r -v" is complete and
> doesn't cause a segfault.

Yes, but "cygcheck -srv" does not check the integrity of each package,
only "cygcheck -c" does that.  I'm surprised none of the listing files
were corrupted.

> > "cygcheck -cv" should produce a slightly more comprehensive results (it
> > will probably also tell you which package it's processing when
> > the crash happens).
> I am afraid it still segfaults and the last report output was for
> texinfo. No additional information was output.

What are the last few (say, 10) lines of the output?

> > If I were you, I'd also look into the following:
> >
> > binutils                20030901-1         Incomplete
> > cygwin                  1.5.5-1            Incomplete
> > shellutils              0.0                Incomplete   [*]
> Have done - reinstalled and cleared the Incomplete reports.

But you still get a segfault?  Strange.  Since the texinfo check completes
with no problems[*], I'd suspect the "textutils" listing (the next package
you have installed).  Please try "zcat /etc/setup/textutils.lst.gz" and
examine the output.  Also, does "cygcheck -cv textutils" crash?  How about
"cygcheck -cv tidy"?  If the latter doesn't, then "textutils" is most
likely the culprit.
[*] You could verify that by running "cygcheck -c texinfo".
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