pycparser error or openSUSE error

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Mon Aug 31 09:27:23 CEST 2015


On Saturday 29 Aug 2015 01:30 CEST, Laura Creighton wrote:

> In a message of Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:22:54 +0200, Laura Creighton
> writes:
>> In a message of Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:51:57 +0200, Cecil Westerhof
>> writes:
>>> When doing a ‘zypper update’ on openSUSE I get: Installing:
>>> python-pycparser-2.12-8.2
>>> ..........................................................................................................................................................[error]
>>> Installation of python-pycparser-2.12-8.2 failed: Error:
>>> Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: unpacking of archive
>>> failed on file
>>> /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pycparser-2.12-py2.7.egg-info:
>>> cpio: rename failed - Is a directory error:
>>> python-pycparser-2.12-8.2.noarch: install failed
>>>
>>> Is this a Python error or an openSUSE error?
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Cecil Westerhof
>>> Senior Software Engineer
>>> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof
>>
>> SuSe is complaining.
>>
>> You almost certainly have this problem.
>>
>> https://joshua.hoblitt.com/rtfm/2013/05/dealing_with_rpm_cpio_rename_package_installupdate_errors/
>>
>> Laura
>
> 'Almost certainly' was overstating it.  (Just got home after beers
> with friends).  The other good way I know to get this one is
> for that directory to already be there, or be a symlink to another
> device.  The packager manager ought to be a lot smarter, but it
> defaults to 'panic, panic, die' ... when it sees something it didn't
> expect.

It looks like they made it more smart: the error went away. ;-)


> Laura  (more correct though still far from sober)

Nothing wrong with letting your hair loose now and then.

-- 
Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof


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