Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156454
uninformative error message "not enough space on destination"
Last modified: 2008-02-04 01:06:35 EST
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Description of problem:
nautilus-cd-burner keeps giving me the following error dialogue when I try drag files into the CD Creator:
Error while link in "burn:///"
There is not enough space on the destination
- /tmp has 1GB free
- my home directory has several GB free
$ df -h /tmp /home/paul
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 1000M 58M 943M 6% /tmp
hibernia:/home/paul 20G 15G 4.6G 77% /home/paul
$ df -i /tmp/ /home/paul
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
tmpfs 257065 1800 255265 1% /tmp
hibernia:/home/paul 5155840 163261 4992579 4% /home/paul
$ quota -s paul
Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace
6291M 9668M 11670M 122k 180k 169k
I tried using gconf to set the /apps/nautilus-cd-burner/temp_iso_dir key to /tmp, but still the same error message.
The error message is uninformative. *what* is the destination? Where is it? If I knew, I could maybe fix the filesystem concerned, except the filesystems all appear to have plenty of space, so maybe it's an actual bug in nautilus-cd-burner in assessing free space. It's impossible to tell either way.
I then ran:
mkisofs -R ~/Desktop/temp/ | cdrecord -v fs=6m dev=/dev/hdc -
Which worked fine.
1. The error message is most definitely uninformative and lacking a key detail (the fs concerned - without which knowledge the problem is impossible to resolve, if the problem is external to nautilus-cd-burner)
2. nautilus-cd-burner possibly has a bug in its logic to assess whether there is sufficient space free (but see 1 - I cant say for sure).
I'm setting this to 'high' because while nautilus-cd-burner does not crash, it is rendered completely unuseable by this bug, when it strikes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. drag files into cd-creator
2. get error message "not enough space on destination"
3. check that home and /tmp have plenty of space and inodes free, scratch head in bewilderment
Expected Results: It should have:
1. Told me exactly which filesystem had insufficient space
2. If indeed this fs had enough space (which i think is possibly the case), it should not have produced the error in the first place
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing now, since too many FC releases have come and gone since this was marked