Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183987
Couldn't update FC4 from FC5 Test3, anaconda ran out of disk space.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
Attempting to update FC4 box (box specs 512 Mb of RAM, 919M of Swap, 180Gb
disk) from a DVD.
Everything was proceding normal, the previous installaton of FC4 was found and
selected to be updated. While preparing the transaction, after a few minutes
a window appeared and claimed it failed due to being out of disk space. There
are more than 150Gb free on the physical disk as reported by df -h. If its a
disk its referring to, it must be a ram disk. The physical disk was unchanged
after this, so FC4 still works. The popup also said it should let the user
go back and try again, but I guess that feature hadn't been implemented,so the
install just exited.
If 512Mb of ram isn't enought to run anaconda/yum for fc5, then I guess this
isn't a bug. But I don't know how I'll get updated if thats the case.
I will say that I have a bunch of software installed. Both Gnome, and KDE,
and Open Office and much more using yum.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 test 3
I didn't try to reproduce.
Steps to Reproduce:
Upgrade failed due to out of disk space updating computer with modest amount
of ram by todays standards, and lots of fc4 packages installed on it.
Ugrade to succeed.
Maybe yum should do smaller transactions by groups, such as base first, then
X11..., my impression was it tried the whole thing as one huge transaction.
I guess I can make a local repo out of my DVD, and then do an iterative update
of the packages for myself.
*** Bug 183989 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I forgot to mention in the bug report, that the FC4 has had software installed
from other repositories as well. Maybe something is installed that would keep
the FC5 update from happening?
BTW sorry I made a duplicate, the bugzilla page said it failed due to invalid
product name and asked me to go back. Maybe bugzilla has a bug to.
You're probably getting a file conflict. If you look on tty3, you'll probably
see what exactly is conflicting. We really should be handling this better :-/
Yes, looking on tty3 there was a conflict. Somehow the i386 version of gnome
was 2.8.1, but the 64 bit version had been updated. I'll have to look again
to even see why the i386 rpms are installed in fc4. Removing those with yum
from the fc4 installation, and then doing an update works.
The speed of the update seemed very slow, compared to past installs. It took
about 4 hours. I only got to use the finished system a little while this
morning after I got up. I will try to read through some bugzilla reports to
see if some of the things I noticed have been documented here, if not I will
add them as feed back for the fedora developers. On the whole, it looks
pretty nice, seems to be working pretty well.
This should be fixed in FC5 Final