anaconda update fails due to stupid cpio error

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Dec 6 14:19:52 UTC 2011

Rex Dieter wrote:

> Neal Becker wrote:
>> OK, this is the 2nd time this happened to me on updating a machine from
>> f15-f16.
>> I used preupgrade.
>> 08:55:51 Upgrading pyparsing-1.5.6-1.fc16.noarch
>> error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/python2.7/site-
>> packages/pyparsing-1.5.6-p\
>> y2.7.egg-info: cpio: rename failed - Resource temporarily unavailable
>> And update just quits there.
>> anaconda should be more tolerant of such errors.  Leaving the update
>> partway done is not a good thing.
> Looks like a possible (packaging?) bug in pyparsing, upgrading from f15's
> version.

Just quick-n-dirty testing an upgrade transaction on my f16 box

pyparsing-1.5.6-1.fc15 -> pyparsing-1.5.6-1.fc16
and it went smoothly, so hard to say what went wrong I guess.

-- rex

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