Cinnamon 2.0 installation fails on openSUSE 13.1 RC2


I was installing Cinnamon 2.0.10 from and python-lxml
installation failed. I proceeded with Cinnamon installation & the latter would
not start afterward.

I re-installed python-lxml using zypper, which threw the following error :

inote:/home/ish # zypper in python-lxml
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following NEW package is going to be installed:

1 new package to install.
Overall download size: 644.2 KiB. After the operation, additional 2.4 MiB will 
be used.
Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
Retrieving package python-lxml-3.2.3-2.2.1.x86_64
                                           (1/1), 644.2 KiB (  2.4 MiB
Retrieving: python-lxml-3.2.3-2.2.1.x86_64.rpm ..............[done (91.3
(1/1) Installing: python-lxml-3.2.3-2.2.1
Installation of python-lxml-3.2.3-2.2.1 failed:
Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: unpacking of archive failed
on file /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/lxml-3.2.3-py2.7.egg-info: cpio:
rename failed - Is a directory
error: python-lxml-3.2.3-2.2.1.x86_64: install failed

Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): 

Has anybody encountered this?


Ish Sookun

Remove that directory and try again:

sudo rm -r /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/lxml-3.2.3-py2.7.egg-info

Apparently you already have this directory and the package contains it as a symlink (rpm cannot cope with that).

Yup! I noticed it last night while trying again. I renamed the folder & installation went fine.
Cinnamon works now.

Thanks for pointing out, wolfi323.