Why are multiple commands failing with error message "/sbin/ldconfig Permission denied" ?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Unable to run yum update due to ldconfig permission error.
  • Unable to rebuild initramfs with dracut due to the following ldconfig error:
/sbin/dracut: line 299: /sbin/ldconfig: Permission denied


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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