Bug 138300 - up2date fails badly when /tmp is full
up2date fails badly when /tmp is full
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2004-11-07 15:42 EST by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:14:48 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2004-11-07 15:42:09 EST
Description of problem:

up2date fails if /tmp is full

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

up2date-4.2.38-1.
How reproducible:

always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run up2date when space is full on /tmp

Actual results:

rpmdb: write: 0xb6032958, 8192: No space left on device
rpmdb: temporary: write failed for page 0
rpmdb: write: 0xb6022050, 8192: No space left on device
rpmdb: temporary: write failed for page 2
rpmdb: write: 0xb6022050, 8192: No space left on device
rpmdb: temporary: write failed for page 2
rpmdb: write: 0xb6032958, 8192: No space left on device
rpmdb: temporary: write failed for page 0

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Expected results:

should inform that user that space is not available as a clear error
message

Additional info:
Comment 1 Todd Warner 2006-03-06 11:24:50 EST
This error message is coming from RPM. Not from up2date. Re-aligning the bug.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2006-04-04 07:26:28 EDT
But the request is for up2date, not rpm, to provide a better error message.
Why do you expect rpm to provide an up2date error message? Is there some
reason why the up2date application cannot estimate its own disk space usage? There are
definite reasons why a library like rpmlib cannot provide simple and clean error
messages.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 01:19:09 EDT
User pnasrat@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:14:48 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
 
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