Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128544
upgrade failure /var partition full
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
Upgrade from Fedora Core 1 to Core 2 failed with error message that
CD-ROM media may be corrupt. Failure was in processing large files
(openoffice, kdebase, kernel-source). After each failure the RPM on
the system being upgraded was removed or upgraded using the Rescue
Disk and installation CDs and upgrade restarted. Apparently RPMs are
copied to /var/tmp/ prior to installation as the above large file
names were present as zero byte files in /var/tmp/ after multiple
upgrade attempts finally succeeded.
/var on my system is mounted on a separate partition (/dev/hdb8).
Perhaps after the install image is copied to hard disk the /var
(specifically /var/tmp) directory needs to be checked for adequate space?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /var/ mounted on a separate partition with say 60Mb free space
2. Attempt to upgrade from Fedora Core 1 to Core 2
Actual Results: Incorrect error saying if installing from CD-ROM the
media may be corrupt. Media is to the best of my ability not a fault.
Install was aborted.
Expected Results: Installation should have completed. Was left with a
partially upgraded system after each attempt. Once each attempt was
done the number of disks required was reduced (i.e. after openoffice
removed and upgrade restarted, only disks 2,3,4 were required).