Error unpacking rpm package filename-1.2.3.rpm "error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: lstat failed - Not a directory"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • The following error is received when issuing an rpm -Uvh filename-1-2-3.rpm:
[root@server]# rpm -Uvh filename-1-2-3.rpm 
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:filename-1-2-3              ################################# [100%]
error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: lstat failed - Not a directory
error: filename-1-2-3: install failed

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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