[CentOS] CentOS-6.7 problem updating kernel

Jonathan Billings billings at negate.org
Mon May 9 15:24:20 UTC 2016

On Mon, May 09, 2016 at 10:26:06AM -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
> We have four identical hardware system.  On one of them the most
> recent kernel update yields this error:
> # yum history info 332
> [...]
> Scriptlet output:
>    1 error: %posttrans(kernel-2.6.32-573.26.1.el6.x86_64) scriptlet
> failed, signal 1
>    2 /sbin/dracut: line 1:  7063 Hangup                  ! ( umask
> 077; cd "$initdir"; find . | cpio -R 0:0 -H newc -o --quiet | $gzip
> -9 > "$outfile" )
> history info
> Any ideas as to what happened and how to fix it?

It looks like your package update was interrupted by a SIGHUP signal
(that's what the Hangup is from).  The %posttrans scriptlet for the
kernel package was interrupted by the SIGHUP signal.  No idea what
might have broken, but I'd suggest reinstalling that package 'yum
resintall kernel-2.6.32-573.26.1.el6.x86_64' and make sure it worked.

A HUP signal is often sent when the terminal closes.  Perhaps you were
running the update over SSH and disconnected prematurely?  Or your
configuration management was interrupted?  

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

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