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Solve Solaris metadb or metainit: Segmentation Fault errors

The Solaris Volume Manager is a replacement for Solstice DiskSuite and provides software RAID functionality of Sun Solaris systems. If the following scary error message crops up, don’t panic, try this fix.

metadb: Segmentation Fault
Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

Getting a core dump when running metadb or metainit may be related to a problem in the /etc/hosts file. When installing a system, this error occured and the problem turned out to be related to the system’s own entry in /etc/hosts being corrupted. A missing entry for the host’s IP address and hostname in /etc/hosts can also cause this seemingly unrelated problem. Edit /etc/hosts, check the line for the system (and look around elsewhere for problems) and try again.

Quinn McHenry
Quinn McHenry
Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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