[CentOS] bootup error - undefined symbol: lvm_snprintf after yum update

Wed Apr 19 17:14:45 UTC 2006
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 16:25 -0400, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > Hmm...no responses at all.  Has anyone else seen this error?  I'm
> > reluctant to move toward production with this server if I can't find
> > out something about this error.
> I have reinstalled all the CSGFS files and rebuilt the SRPM in question
> (lvm2-cluster-2.02.01-1.2.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm).  Try this RPM and see if
> you get the same error:
> I also rebuilt the lvm2 SRPM as well ... If the above package
> reinstalled did not do anything, then try reinstalling this one:
> I can not check the CentOS csgfs packages against the upstream ones as
> we do not have access to them, however I did check the second package
> (part of RHEL) against the upstream file and I did check the older
> packages built by CentOS against each of the newly built packages, and
> there was no differences at all.
> Please install the top package first and test, then the second one and
> test. If installing both of these did not work, are you using a non
> CentOS kernel ... or maybe not the 2.6.9-34.EL or 2.6.9-34.ELsmp kernel
> provided by CentOS?
> > Bowie wrote:
> > > This is an x86_64 system that I just updated from 4.2 to 4.3
> > > (including the csgfs stuff).
> > > 
> > > When I watch the bootup on the console, I see an error:
> > > 
> > > lvm.static: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/liblvm2clusterlock.so:
> > >    undefined symbol: lvm_snprintf
> > > 
> > > This error comes immediately after the "Activating VGs" line, so it
> > > appears to be triggered by the vgchange command in the clvmd startup
> > > file.  I have another, identically configured, server which I have not
> > > updated yet.  This server does not give this error.
> > > 
> > > Everything seems to be working fine, so is this something I need to
> > > worry about?

The lvm2-cluster rpm is identical to the one already installed via

The lvm2 rpm is the same version, but there is apparently a difference
in the file somewhere.

Since these files have the same version number as what is already
installed, what is the cleanest way of reinstalling them?  I can
remove and reinstall lvm2-cluster, but I can't do this with lvm2 since
it is required by other things.

This system is a vanilla Centos 4 system that has been updated to
current via the standard yum repositories plus the csgfs repository.
There are a few applications that were built from source, but these
are all high-level applications and shouldn't affect the cluster at