Why does yum update fail to update linux-firmware with transaction error?

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Issue

  • Why does yum fail to update linux-firmware with the transaction error as follows?
Transaction check error:
  file /usr/lib/firmware from install of linux-firmware-20160830-51.git7534e19.el7_3.noarch conflicts with file from package siphony_kernel-10.1.42-2.x86_64

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • yum

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