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Re: [opensuse] 11.3 - zypper up - fails: cpio error ... is a directory (python-distribute, thunar-doc)
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 01:19:54 -0600
  • Message-id: <4D0F039A.3090004@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/19/2010 11:33 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
The error is something to the effect, error extracting .... is a
directory.
(a)bort (r)etry (i)gnore?

So far the following packages have caused the errors:

python-distribute
thunar-doc

Can anyone else confirm this? If so, I'll file the bug. If you want to
see
anything else, let me know and I'll get it.


I ran the install from within yast and the same two packages file. I grabbed the
exact messages that will help:

<quote>

Overall download size: 2.3 MiB. After the operation, 27.0 KiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y):
Installing: thunar-doc-1.1.5-36.1 [error]
Installation of thunar-doc-1.1.5-36.1 failed:
(with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error:
unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/doc/Thunar/html/da/images: cpio:
rename failed - Is a directory


Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): i
Installing: python-distribute-0.6.14-1.pm.3.1 [error]
Installation of python-distribute-0.6.14-1.pm.3.1 failed:
(with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: warning:
/var/cache/zypp/packages/pm/noarch/python-distribute-0.6.14-1.pm.3.1.noarch.rpm:
Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 9a795806: NOKEY
error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.6.egg-info: cpio: rename
failed - Is a directory


Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): i
There are some running programs that use files deleted by recent upgrade. You
may wish to restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps' to list these programs.

</quote>


Hopefully, I will get X back after this update. After updates ~10 days
ago, X
would not start and I haven't had time to mess with it since. So if it's not
back, looks like today is the day :p


BINGO! This last massive 11.3 update with all the xorg stuff fixed that nasty
little bug that caused X to crash after the last update. This was the easiest X
crash to solve yet. updates caused X to crash -- no time to mess with it atm, so
just wait a week for new updates -- update --> problem gone :p



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