Installation of package fails with "unpacking of archive failed on file <dir>: cpio: chown failed " error.

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Issue

  • Installation of filesystem package fails with unpacking of archive failed on file

    : cpio: chown failed error if partition is NFS mounted.

  • rhn_check command failed during installation of filesystem package with following error:

    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin      
    error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/local: cpio: chown failed 
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
  • directories belonging to the package are mounted over NFS

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