SOLVED Getting this message while performing yum update/upgrade

schatzman

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hello

while trying to execute yum update or yum upgrade the following failed message appear:

Error unpacking rpm package binutils-2.20.51.0.2-5.46.el6.x86_64
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/bin/ld: cpio: rename failed - Operation not permitted
binutils-2.20.51.0.2-5.44.el6.x86_64 was supposed to be removed but is not!
There were non-fatal errors in the transaction

how to fix this issue?

thank you
 

cPanelMichael

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error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/bin/ld: cpio: rename failed - Operation not permitted
Hello,

Is SELinux enabled on this system? You can check with a command such as:

Code:
getenforce
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It looks like the permissions or attributes on the file are preventing it from running on the system. Check to see if the file is using the immutable attribute by first seeing where that file links to with a command such as:

Code:
ls -al /usr/bin/ld
For instance, on a test system running CentOS 7, I see this output:

Code:
# ls -al /usr/bin/ld
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Feb 20 22:44 /usr/bin/ld -> /etc/alternatives/ld
Thus, I'd keep checking until I get that actual file path:

Code:
# ls -al /etc/alternatives/ld
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Feb 20 22:44 /etc/alternatives/ld -> /usr/bin/ld.bfd
Then, I'd run:

Code:
stat /usr/bin/ld.bfd
lsattr /usr/bin/ld.bfd
These commands will vary depending on your system, but you essentially want what's causing the update operation to fail.

Thank you.
 

schatzman

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Hello,

It looks like the permissions or attributes on the file are preventing it from running on the system. Check to see if the file is using the immutable attribute by first seeing where that file links to with a command such as:

Code:
ls -al /usr/bin/ld
For instance, on a test system running CentOS 7, I see this output:

Code:
# ls -al /usr/bin/ld
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Feb 20 22:44 /usr/bin/ld -> /etc/alternatives/ld
Thus, I'd keep checking until I get that actual file path:

Code:
# ls -al /etc/alternatives/ld
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Feb 20 22:44 /etc/alternatives/ld -> /usr/bin/ld.bfd
Then, I'd run:

Code:
stat /usr/bin/ld.bfd
lsattr /usr/bin/ld.bfd
These commands will vary depending on your system, but you essentially want what's causing the update operation to fail.

Thank you.
ok, tried to execute it but getting some different output, attached is a screen shot..

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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Post the output from this command:

Code:
lsattr /usr/bin/ld
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cPanelMichael

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sure,
this is: ----i--------e- /usr/bin/ld
You can try removing the immutable attribute to see if that allows YUM to proceed. EX:

Code:
chattr -i /usr/bin/ld
Thank you.