yum upgrade of setup package failed with error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/shadow.rpmnew: cpio: rename
(Doc ID 2481805.1)
Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] and later
The customer was using yum to update their Oracle Linux 7 system, however updating the setup.noarch package failed with the following error:
# yum update setup.noarch
Updating : setup-2.8.71-10.el7.noarch 1/2
Error unpacking rpm package setup-2.8.71-10.el7.noarch
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/shadow.rpmnew: cpio: rename
Verifying : setup-2.8.71-10.el7.noarch 1/2
setup-2.8.71-9.el7.noarch was supposed to be removed but is not!
Verifying : setup-2.8.71-9.el7.noarch 2/2
setup.noarch 0:2.8.71-9.el7 setup.noarch 0:2.8.71-10.el7
Trying to install or update the rpm package directly also failed similarly.
3rd party security software had been recently been installed for testing purposes on the server with this issue.
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