Regarding cpio-2.4.2-9.i368.rpm in RedHat 5.2:
Problem noted when installing Citrix client for Linux
(available from www.citrix.com), cpio error when trying to
install. Downgraded to cpio-2.4.2-6 (shipped with RedHat
5.1 CD), problem disappeared.
See bugs #80 and #226. Basically you need to change
cpio -o -Hodc
in the install script. Otherwise, using cpio from 5.1 works too.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80 ***