Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198049
Yum destroys installation when it runs out of disk space
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:54:54 EST
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have low disk space
2. get all available updates; type: yum update
3. when done, reboot.
up to date installation
Please add disk space checks before proceeding with downloads & installation.
Yum has diskspace checks before installs.
Did you disable the diskspace check in your yum.conf?