Comment 12 for bug 63222

Ted Anderson (ota-surfvi) wrote :

Tried running pidgin with ld debugging and found was corrupted.
    % LD_DEBUG=reloc pidgin
   5427: relocation processing: /usr/lib/purple-2/
    Inconsistency detected by ../sysdeps/i386/dl-machine.h: 640: elf_machine_rel_relative: Assertion `((reloc->r_info) & 0xff) == 8' failed!

    % md5sum -c /var/lib/dpkg/info/libpurple0.md5sums
    usr/lib/purple-2/ OK
    usr/lib/purple-2/ FAILED
    usr/lib/purple-2/ OK
    md5sum: WARNING: 1 of 54 computed checksums did NOT match

Rebooted (ran fsck, which didn't find any significant problems) and the
problem went away. The same md5sum command, no shows no problems. This
suggests some kind of memory/cache corruption of, but
that's disturbing.