Bug 183989 - Couldn't update FC4 from FC5 Test3, anaconda ran out of disk space.
Couldn't update FC4 from FC5 Test3, anaconda ran out of disk space.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 183987
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-04 11:43 EST by Olen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-04 13:18:55 EST
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Description Olen 2006-03-04 11:43:44 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
How reproducible:
I didn't try to reproduce.

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Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
Ugrade to succeed. 
Additional info:
 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.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-03-04 13:18:55 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 183987 ***

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