Oracle Linux 5: Error While Updating The yum-rhn-plugin RPM

(Doc ID 2363710.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 to Oracle Linux 5.5 [Release OL5U5]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms


Below error is noticed while updating the yum-rhn-plugin  via up2date command:

 #up2date yum yum-rhn-plugin
Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: 015_x86_64_UEK_latest...
Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: 015_x86_64_latest...
Fetching rpm headers...

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*** glibc detected *** usr/bin/python: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0000000011ff0f88 ***

======= Backtrace: =========

/lib64/libc.so.6[0x3c9287230f]

/1ib64/libc.so.6(cfree+0x4b)[Ox3c9287276b]

/usr/lib64/librpmdb—4.4.so[0x3c93c2d988]
lusr/lib64/python2.4/site—packages/rpm/_rpmmodu1e.so[0x2ba570060aa3]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0[0x3ca4e529e2]

/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0[0x3ca4e4ada2]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.50.1.0(PyEval_£va1Frame+Ox44cS)[0x30a4e94b88]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.50.1.0(PyEval_£va1Frame+Ox44a6)[0x30a4e94b66]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.30.1.0(PyEval_£valFrame+Ox44a6)[0x3ca4e94b66]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.50.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrame+Ox44a6)[0x3ca4e94b66]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.50.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrame+Ox44a6)[0x3ca4e94b66]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEval_Eva1CodeEx+Ox925)[0x3ca4e95fe5]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEval_Eva1Frame+Ox407f)[0x3ca4e9473f]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEval_Eva1CodeEx+Ox925)[0x3ca4e95fe5]
lusr/lib64/1ibpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEval_Eva1Frame+Ox407f)[0x3ca4e9473f]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEval_Eva1CodeEx+Ox925)[0x3ca4e95fe5]
/usr/1ib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyEva1_Eva1Code+Ox32)[Ox3ca4e96032]
lusr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0[0x3ca4eb2729]
/usr/1ib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(PyRun_Simp1eFileExFlags+0x1a8)[0x3ca4eb3bd8]
/usr/lib64/libpython2.4.so.1.0(Py4Main+0xa5d)[0x3ca4eba00d]
/1ib64/1ibc.so.6(__1ibc_start_main+0xf4)[0x3c9281d994]

/usr/bin/python[0x400629]

======= Memory map: ========

00400000-00401000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 1313852 /u3r/bin/python
00600000-00601000 rw-p 00000000 fd:01 1313852 /u3r/bin/python
0f395000-1297b000 rw-p 0f395000 00:00 0 [heap]
3C91800000-3C91810000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 229707 /lib64/ld-2.5.30
3C91a1b000-3C91a1C000 r--p 0001b000 fd:00 229707 /lib64/ld-2.5.30
3C91a1C000-3C91a1d000 rw-p 0001COOO fd:00 229707 /lib64/ld-2.5.30
3C91C00000-3C91C12000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 1150534 /u3r/lib64/libelf-0.137.so
3C91012000-3C91e11000 ---p 00012000 fd:01 1150534 /u3r/lib64/libelf-0.137.so
3C91e11000-3C91e13000 rw-p 00011000 fd:01 1150534 /u3r/lib64/libelf-0.137.so
3C92000000-3C9205f000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 1150531 /u3r/lib64/librpmio-4.4.so
3C9205f000-309225e000 ---p 0005f000 fd:01 1150531 /u3r/lib64/librpmio-4.4.so
3C9225e000-3092263000 rw-p 0005e000 fd:01 1150531 /u3r/lib64/librpmio-4.4.so
3C92263000-3092285000 rw-p 3C92263000 00:00 0

3092400000-3092459000 r—xp 00000000 fd:01 1150533 /u3r/lib64/libsqlite3.so.0.8.6
3092459000-3092658000 --—p 00059000 fd:01 1150533 /u3r/lib64/libsqlite3.so.0.8.6
3092658000-309265b000 rw—p 00058000 fd:01 1150533 /u3r/lib64/libsqlite3.so.0.8.6

Cause

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