debian installation problem -- tar core dumps

debian installation problem -- tar core dumps

Post by Francis C. Swas » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Help... I was running a VERY old slackware distribution and decided to
upgrade to debian 0.96R3.  I pulled the distribution tree, made a tar
(tar -cMPL 96256 -f/dev/rmt0) tape (3 vol set actually) of it, created
the boot, root, and base diskettes.  I've now successfully installed
the base system on the harddrive that had my running Linux system.
However, now that I'm trying to read the tar tapes I made, tar fails
half way through the first tape with a segmentation fault.

Thinking maybe there was something wrong with the tapes, I brought
them to work this morning and had no trouble reading the entire 3
volume set with gnu tar.  So, what can I do to get a working tar
binary on my "new" debian system at home?


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1. dump core or not dump core


Some of my programs dump core, others don't. I tried
it on RedHat 6.1 and Mandrake 7.0 with kernels 2.2.14
and 2.2.15. I tried tcsh and bash with coredumpsize
set to 1GB. It seems to be application specific.

Is there any other criteria when suppressing apart from
the type of signal and the size limitation?
The application that doesn't dump core contains signal
handlers for some signals, but not for SEGV or ABRT.



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