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Oracle Linux 7 - Yum update fails with "error: unpacking of archive failed on file /mnt: cpio: lsetfilecon" (Doc ID 2549007.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
x86_64

Symptoms

Yum update fails with following error on Oracle Linux 7 servers.

# yum update
Loaded plugins: changelog, langpacks, ovl, tmprepo, ulninfo, verify, versionlock
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-20.el7 will be updated
---> Package filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-25.el7 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
========================================================================================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
========================================================================================================================================================================
Updating:
filesystem x86_64 3.2-25.el7 ol7_latest 1.0 M
Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Upgrade 1 Package
Total download size: 1.0 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
No Presto metadata available for ol7_latest
filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64.rpm | 1.0 MB 00:00:01
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Updating : filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64 1/2
Error unpacking rpm package filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /mnt: cpio: lsetfilecon
filesystem-3.2-20.el7.x86_64 was supposed to be removed but is not!
Verifying : filesystem-3.2-20.el7.x86_64 1/2
Verifying : filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64 2/2
Failed:
filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-20.el7 filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-25.el7

Cause

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