system update with yum produces sgmentation fault

Horst von Brand vonbrand at
Wed May 17 14:55:49 UTC 2006

parta <pritam.ghanghas at> wrote:
> I installed FC5 from cds and then ran 'yum update' to update my system. After
> system update, my system has become unstable. Appliations start giving
> segmentation fault after running a while. If i restart my system, they run
> again perfectly for a while and then segmentation fault pops up. Is there a
> way to figure out which package has made my system unstable.

Random segfaults are usually memory (RAM) problems. Run memtest (it should
be an option on your installation media boot). When stuff runs OK for a
while and then starts failing, it could be a overheated CPU (bad fan, etc).
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