'up2date' OR 'yum --security update' throws "error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/httpd/logs: cpio: rename" error

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Issue

  • up2date OR yum --security update command throwing following error during updating system:

    Installing... 
       1:httpd                  warning: /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf created as /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.rpmnew 
    ########################################### [100%] 
    error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/httpd/logs: cpio: rename 
    There was a fatal RPM install error. The message was: 
    There was a rpm unpack error installing the package: httpd-2.0.52-41.ent.6
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 4 / 5

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