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Getting the below error in /var/log/messages file while trying to run yum on centOS-5.5 64 bit server.

kernel: yum[4467]: segfault at 0000000700001c4f rip 0000003747879a6a rsp 00007fffaf399cd8 error 4

and on CLI getting segmation fault error. Yum exits after giving that error.

Thanks Ramesh

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The depsolving algorithms in yum can use quite a bit of memory, possibly hitting RAM which isn't normally touched, exposing hardware issues you didn't know where there.

First thing to do is rule out memory problems — try memtest86.

  • It was a bad configuration of one repo.. – Ramesh Kumar Jan 27 '11 at 21:16
  • What was the bad configuration? – mattdm Jan 27 '11 at 21:26

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