Unable to update kernel package on the client virtual machine of Red Hat Satellite 6.2.9.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Unable to update kernel package on the client virtual machine of Red Hat Satellite 6.2.9.
[root@client.example.com ]# yum -y update   
Loaded plugins: langpacks, package_upload, product-id, search-disabled-
repos, subscription-manager
rhel-7-server-rpms                                                                                             | 
2.0 kB  00:00:00     
2.1 kB  00:00:00     
Resolving Dependencies

--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved
Package                                    Arch                                 Version                                              Repository                                        Size
 kernel                                     x86_64                               3.10.0-514.16.1.el7                                  rhel-7-server-rpms                                37 M
 kernel-debug                               x86_64                               3.10.0-514.16.1.el7                                  rhel-7-server-rpms                                39 M

Transaction Summary

Install  2 Packages
Total download size: 76 M
Installed size: 303 M
Downloading packages:
No Presto metadata available for rhel-7-server-rpms
(1/2): kernel-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                          |  37 MB  00:00:01     
(2/2): kernel-debug-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                    |  39 MB  00:00:01     
Total                                                                                                                                                         54 MB/s |  76 MB  00:00:01     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : kernel-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                         1/2 
Error unpacking rpm package kernel-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64
error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: lstat
  Installing : kernel-debug-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                   2/2 
Error unpacking rpm package kernel-debug-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64
error: kernel-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64: install failed
error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: lstat
Uploading Package Profile
  Verifying  : kernel-debug-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                   1/2 
  Verifying  : kernel-3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                         2/2 

  kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-514.16.1.el7                                                        kernel-debug.x86_64 0:3.10.0-514.16.1.el7                                                       

  • The following error message will be observed while doing so:
    error: unpacking of archive failed: **cpio: lstat**


  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Release 7.3

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In