Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183989
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 183987 ***