I have Fedora 19 currently installed and the filesystem package has shown up in the updates. I find it a little peculiar on how to actually update the filesystem package.

Running transaction Updating : filesystem-3.2-13.fc19.x86_64 1/2

Error unpacking rpm package filesystem-3.2-13.fc19.x86_64 error:

unpacking of archive failed on file /lib: cpio: rename

filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64 was supposed to be removed but is not!

Verifying : filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64 1/2 Verifying :

filesystem-3.2-13.fc19.x86_64 2/2 Failed: filesystem.x86_64 0:3.1-2.fc18 filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-13.fc19 Complete!

  • you could try to download the package manually. Also you could try the following # yum clean all and # yum update – ALex_hha Jul 28 '13 at 8:23
  • And what is the output of: ls -ld /lib? – Michael Hampton Jul 28 '13 at 8:27
  • $ ls -ld /lib drwxr-xr-x. 12 root root 4096 Jul 27 18:41 /lib – Sean McCully Jul 28 '13 at 8:37
  • You could run strace -f yum update -y filesystem >log 2>&1, and see what the failing rename syscall is. I.e.: what the target name is, and what the error code is. (If it's EPERM, remember it could be some selinux damage - check the audit log). – sourcejedi Jul 28 '13 at 9:19
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    How did you get your system into this state? Did you upgrade it from something? – Michael Hampton Jul 28 '13 at 9:45

I reformatted the root partition and re-installed the base system. Was able to walk through the update from F18* -> F19 (F = Fedora).

*Issues with NIC drivers were resolved in upgrade to F19.

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