Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59388
Latest errata upgrade fails to install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
The latest errata upgrade fails with:
1:foomatic error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/share/foomatic/db/compiled: cpio rename failed - Is a directory
I was able to work around it by:
# cd /usr/share/
# mv foomatic foomatic-
# rpm -Uvh foo*rpm
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. The system was running roswell.
2. It was upgraded using standard upgrade procedure
3. Registered in RHN
4. up2date -d -f -u
5. cd /var/spool/up2date
6. rpm -Uvh *.rpm
Everything upgraded except foomatic and kdebase, both with the above cpio error.
From a clean Red Hat Linux 7.2 installation, all the current updates apply
cleanly. (Verified earlier today.)
Perhaps you had installed some packages that were not official errata?
Did you have foomatic installed before applying errata? Specifically, I had
as an errata to a 7.2 box. (leaving as CLOSED, but please respond)
Yes, I did. I was testing a foomatic/printconf errata candidate (not yet
released), and part of that test was a clean 7.2 install (including foomatic),
an update to latest errata (including foomatic-1.1-0.20011018.7), a test print,
and an upgrade to the errata candidate packages. No cpio errors here.
/usr/share/foomatic/db/compiled is a symlink here.