RPM Installation Fails With Error Message "error: unpacking of archive failed on file XXXXX cpio: read failed - Bad file descriptor" (Doc ID 2303217.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While trying to install or upgrade an RPM, it fails with following error:

[root@testserver]# rpm -Uvh bfa-firmware-3.2.21.1-2.el6.noarch.rpm
warning: bfa-firmware-3.2.21.1-2.el6.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID fd431d51: NOKEY
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
  1:bfa-firmware ########################################### [100%]
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /lib/firmware/ctfw-3.2.1.0.bin;598fdb5a: cpio: read failed - Bad file descriptor


Cause

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