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Re: Segmentation fault on every checkout

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:09:20 +0000

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 07:13:29PM +0100, Johannes Wienke wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I cannot use the svn client on one of my computers any more. Every time
> I try to check out something svn segfaults. I've tried different svn
> repositories, all of them via https and several places to check the code
> out. Everything results in a segfault.
>
> For example the backtrace for the call:
> root_at_little-tux:/usr/local/src# svn co
> https://svn.osl.iu.edu/svn/pbgl/trunk pbgl-trunk
>
> is:
> #0 0xb7be34b4 in svn_io_get_dir_filenames () from
> /usr/lib/libsvn_subr-1.so.1
> #1 0xb7e640af in ?? () from /usr/lib/libsvn_wc-1.so.1
> #2 0xb7e64c9c in svn_wc_crawl_revisions3 () from /usr/lib/libsvn_wc-1.so.1
> #3 0xb7ecdf0a in svn_client__update_internal () from
> /usr/lib/libsvn_client-1.so.1
> #4 0xb7ea50c9 in svn_client__checkout_internal () from
> /usr/lib/libsvn_client-1.so.1
> #5 0xb7ea5404 in svn_client_checkout3 () from /usr/lib/libsvn_client-1.so.1
> #6 0x0804d307 in ?? ()
> #7 0x080549b5 in ?? ()
> #8 0xb76a8685 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
> #9 0x0804c2c1 in ?? ()
>
> After the segfault the working copy is locked. Trying to clean it up
> results in this output:
> root_at_little-tux:/usr/local/src/pbgl-trunk# LANG="" svn cleanup
> svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
> svn: ?\248
>
> I'm using the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex packages.

On what kind of system?

> On my other machine they work,

And what kind of machine is that, and what OS is it running?

> so I suspect it must be some special configuration on this
> computer that is causing this segfault.

Make sure the svn binaries are getting the APR version they expect.
Also check other dependencies for mismatches.

> Is this a know bug or should I report it?

Please do not report this as a bug, because this is most likely
a local problem with your installation.

Good luck,
Stefan
Received on 2009-02-12 00:09:41 CET

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