Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139508
wrong free disk space requirements
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
It seems the installer doesn't take into account
temporary space required during the upgrade.
My partition has 7.8 GB, I chose to install 'all'
(which reported to require < 7 GB), but still
got a 'not enough space' error during installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC3 using the 'upgrade' method
2. choose packages such that the install will require just slightly
less space than your partition provides (just as much as is necessary
to make anaconda happy when evaluating whether enough space is available)
3. run and wait for a message of the form 'not enough disk space' or
Expected Results: 1) anaconda reports the required space that is
*really* necessary to upgrade, no matter whether it's temporary or not.
2) reduce the temporary space requirements, or allow additional
partitions to be used as temporary workspace during the upgrade.
Unfortunately, we don't know how much space is going to be required by things
like temporary files, space used by package scriptlets, and the like. We have
some better testing and reporting post-FC5, but we can't do as well as you'd like.