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  1. #1

    Error message from yum.cron

    Hello all...I'm still a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I'm learning quickly. I took over Linux admin duties when I joined this new company since the guy before me that left was doing it. I've fixed a bunch of issues, but this one has me stumped what to do. We are getting an email error message from cron that has this in it:


    error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/httpd/logs: cpio: rename failed - Is a directory

    What can I do to fix this? It's a nuisance, but doesn't appear to be hurting anything.

    Thanks in advance and I can tell this forum is going to be a huge help.


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    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
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    Is this a RedHat machine??

    Can you tell me the contents of /etc/cron.daily/yum.cron?
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    More info

    Yes it is RedHat 4. Here is the yum.cron:


    if [ -f /var/lock/subsys/yum ]; then
    /usr/bin/yum -R 120 -e 0 -d 0 -y update yum
    /usr/bin/yum -R 10 -e 0 -d 0 -y shell /etc/yum/yum-daily.yum

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