Error message during "yum update"

Joachim Backes backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Tue Nov 8 12:55:42 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 12:52 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Joachim Backes wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 12:30 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > 
> >>Joachim Backes wrote:
> >>
> >>>tank you for your answer, but did not help (see error msg below): nmh
> >>>was installed, but with error:
> >>
> >>...
> >>
> >>
> >>>Running Transaction
> >>>  Installing: nmh                          #########################
> >>>[1/1]
> >>>error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/bin/install-mh;43709782:
> >>>cpio: link
> >>>
> >>>Installed: nmh.i386 0:1.1-10.fc4
> >>>Complete!
> >>
> >>Please post the output of:
> >>
> >>$ rpm -qlv nmh | grep bin
> >>$ ls -ld /usr/bin/install*
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > root at xxxxx [~]: rpm -qlv nmh | grep bin
> > root at xxxxx [~]:  ls -ld /usr/bin/install*
> > -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 61840 Jul 25 17:39 /usr/bin/install
> > -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  4374 Sep 22  2004 /usr/bin/install-catalog
> 
> Do you have /usr/bin and /usr/lib/nmh on different partitions?
> 
> $ df /usr/bin /usr/lib/nmhdf /usr/bin /usr/lib/nmh
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              2016016    699924   1213680  37% /
/dev/sda5              6546356   2158196   4055620  35% /disk2
> 
> The package has /usr/bin/install-mh & /usr/lib/nmh/install-mh hardlinked 
> to each other, which won't work if the directories are on different 
> partitions.
> 
> This is arguably a packaging error, though very few people would come 
> across it.
> 
> Paul.
> 
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