[Rpm-maint] rpmbuild creash.

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 12:07:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, Giulio Eulisse wrote:

> Ciao,
> I've a problem with rpm ( but the same occurs with all the
> other versions I've tried) and in particular rpmbuild. It seems that
> there is something in RPM which increases its memory usage incredibly
> to the point of getting it killed.
> This seems to have something to do with lots of file with the same
> name being in different directories (which is what we have in our
> software).

Yup, lots of identical basenames is a known pathological case in rpm, it 
gets worse when you actually try to install such beasts (in a sense 
you're lucky it doesn't even build ;)

Something to look at certainly, but don't expect it to get fixed 
overnight, as you've noticed it's a long-standing issue...

 	- Panu -

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