If you get a cryptic error message such as “Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure” when installing new software via yum, it is caused by a bug in the SELinux policy and in my opinion, in the yum/rpm software as well.
See the screenshot below:
It says it can’t accessed the SELinux policy – which is not surprising since the SELinux Policy is not installed on my VPS.
On the bright side of things, yum did install ‘mod_fastcgi’ for me, despite complaining about the Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure. But nevertheless, let’s fix this.
As root (or use the sudo command):
If SELinux Policy is NOT installed on your VPS/server
# yum install selinux-policy*
This will install selinux-policy-3.7.19-260.el6_6.2.noarc (in my CentOS 6.6).
If SELinux Policy IS already installed on your VPS/Server
# yum update selinux-policy*
This will update the SELinux Policy on your server to the latest version which fixes this “bug”