Bug 198049 - Yum destroys installation when it runs out of disk space
Yum destroys installation when it runs out of disk space
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-07-08 11:39 EDT by John Brearley
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-08 13:25:25 EDT
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Description John Brearley 2006-07-08 11:39:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Yum destroyed my Fedora Core 5 installation when it ran out of disk space. Yum
showed me 940MB of updates to download, which I approved. Neither I nor Yum
noticed that I only had about 800MB of disk space left. After yum finished its
job, I rebooted the PC and was told that the X11 server wouldnt start. I
tinkered a bit, gave up and reinstalled Fedora Core 5 with a slightly larger

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. have low disk space
2. get all available updates; type: yum update
3. when done, reboot.
Actual results:
toasted installation.

Expected results:
up to date installation

Additional info:
Please add disk space checks before proceeding with downloads & installation.
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2006-07-08 13:25:25 EDT
Yum has diskspace checks before installs.

Did you disable the diskspace check in your yum.conf?

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